Lepista nuda    (Bull.:Fr.) Cooke 

common name(s) : Wood Blewit, Blewit 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Lepisteae [sub-genus:Rhodopaxillus]  

synonyms: Tricholoma nudum, Rhodopaxillus nudus, Clitocybe nuda 

edibility : edible, good

photo gallery of  Lepista nuda
photo gallery of  Lepista nuda potential confusions with  Lepista nuda toxicity of Lepista nuda genus Lepista  

The cap is pale blueish violet, brown at the centre. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is blueish lilac, without ring.

The flesh is violaceous, then paler, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant, slightly spicy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are blueish, emarginate, crowded . The spore print is pale pink. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in the woods, wood edges, parks, with chestnut, beech, oak, pine, poplar, hazel.

The fruiting period takes place from May to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 10 cm (between 3 and 20 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 2 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 5 and 30 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : lilac-blue colour for the entire mushroom; smooth cap top, with a darker brownish centre when ageing; gills easily detached from cap; strong odour (vitamin B); often late in the season

Lepista nuda is occasional and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lepista nuda in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lepista nuda in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18