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Wood Blewit Lilac-pink, sticky cap that was approximately 7 cm wide. It was dark pinkish-purple in the middle, and lighter pink around the margin of the cap. The margin was slightly inrolled. Gills were white/lilac and were close/crowded. Stem was lilac and white.<br />
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Lepista nuda sends out hyphae into the soil, which penetrate bacterial colonies and kill them by sucking up their nutrients. Clitocybe nuda,Fall,Geotagged,Lepista nuda,United States,Wood Blewit,fungus,mushroom,pink mushroom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Wood Blewit

Lilac-pink, sticky cap that was approximately 7 cm wide. It was dark pinkish-purple in the middle, and lighter pink around the margin of the cap. The margin was slightly inrolled. Gills were white/lilac and were close/crowded. Stem was lilac and white.

Lepista nuda sends out hyphae into the soil, which penetrate bacterial colonies and kill them by sucking up their nutrients.

    comments (5)

  1. Beautiful color!
    I shall continue dropping unsolicited silly dutch names where appropriate: purple fake knight fungus.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. I just saw this...Love the name :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. WOW! I've never seen one that pink before! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I have more shots like this in my backlog! They were really pretty. Posted 2 years ago
      1. I think the color was so intense because it was so wet. Posted 2 years ago

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''Clitocybe nuda'' , is an edible mushroom, found in both coniferous and deciduous woodlands. It is a fairly distinctive mushroom that is widely eaten, though there is some caution about edibility. Nevertheless, it has been cultivated in Britain, the Netherlands and France.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2018. Captured Nov 19, 2017 14:08 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm