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Clitocybe nuda   (Wood Blewit)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 6-12 cm diameter, stem 5-9 cm tall * 1.5-2.5 cm thick
Edibility
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Description
Clitocybe nuda, also known as Lepista nuda or Wood Blewit, is a medium-sized, fleshy agaric, with a brownish cap and lilac gills. It grows in trooping groups, often in rings, in leaf litter in deciduous and mixed woodland and under hedgerows during autumn and winter.

Cap violet-brown, emerges dark and bun-shaped with an inrolled margin, becoming convex and then flattened. Its colour becomes paler from the margin as the cap surface dries. The flesh bluish lilac, thick, firm. Gills sinuate and crowded. They have a beautiful lilac flush when young, turning buff and then brown as the fruiting body matures. Stem coloured as the cap, more or less equal, fibrillose and often slightly thickened at the base. The stem has no ring. Spore print pale pinkish-buff.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal, measuring 6-8µm in length and 4-5µm in width. They are ornamented with tiny spines.

Clitocybe nuda on the First Nature Web site.
Clitocybe nuda on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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