Flowery Blewit Lepista irina (Fries) H.E. Bigelow    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Tricholomataceae   >   Genus Lepista   

Status:

Found in scattered groups on ground in coniferous or mixed forests.

Description:

Cap: White (pinkish-buff in age), smooth, dry or sticky, sometimes with water spots or pitted; convex, may develop low umbo in age; margin inrolled, often lobed or wavy; flesh whitish or pinkish, thick. Gills: Whitish becoming pale pinkish-buff in age; can be separated from flesh; crowded. Stalk: White, pale tan, stains brown; dry, smooth or scurfy (may be longitudinally grooved in age); cylindrical, tapers upward; base may be bulbous or club-shaped (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Flowery Blewit (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/14/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Flowery Blewit specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/14/2008). Elliptical, finely roughened; measured 5.2-5.6 X 3.1-3.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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