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Wood Blewit


These mushrooms looked like the Field Blewit (Lepista Personata) but they were growing in a coniferous forest, not even on the edge of the forest, but well into the woods. There were quite a few of them growing in the same spot and as you can see in the third photo, the older specimens loose their purple color with time.

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RandyL. 5 years ago

I'd have to see a clear shot of the gills to be convinced of anything for this mushroom. To me, that cap looks like some kind of Cortinarius species.

CorduneanuVlad 5 years ago

OK, I changed the name.

Thanks, once more.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Yes that's what happens to wood blewits. They start with purple when young and by the time they are old they are very dark brown like chestnuts.

CorduneanuVlad 5 years ago

I don't know, I mean as these mushrooms were getting older, the color was changing to brown.
The shape of the cap also is a sign, the edge turns upwards with age. I don't know if this happens to the Blewits (wood or field).

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Not Clitocybe nuda - the 'wood blewit' ??

Hunedoara, Romania

Lat: 45.40, Long: 23.48

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013


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