Observation 117720: Lepista sordida (Schumach.) Singer
When: 2012-11-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Looks alot like L. nuda, but cap is alot more wet-rubbery than all the other specimens (All picked on a damp morning after a couple of days of heavy rains – in exactly same habitat as L. nuda.) The stems are also less than half the size of all the other L. Nuda found.


Obs are (5) specimens on the right, L. nuda on the left for comparison.
Gill comparison. L. nuda on the left, and this observation (5 specimens) on the right.

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Thank you both.
By: Andrew Tomlinson
2012-11-24 12:12:02 GMT (+0000)

L. sordida seems a better fit than either L. nuda or L. tarda (Ignoring the synonymous nature of these two names) – Upon next flush I will take field photos and get it keyed out: print it, smell it, taste it (raw) and compare to other Lepista specimens. I can’t mistake it as anything other than Lepista sp. as it is not a purple cortinarius, but I’d like to ‘get my eye in’ on Lespitas as they seem to be fairly common around here.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-11-24 10:55:51 GMT (+0000)

It looks like two species in the pictures.
The thin-stemmed ones remind of what we in Europe call Lepista sordida – and it seems to be a synonym to Peck’s species Clitocybe tarda! MycoBank prefers the name Lepista sordida.

Looks like a mixed collection
By: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)
2012-11-23 17:09:47 GMT (+0000)

Two kinds of Lepista.

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