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.

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Obs are (5) specimens on the right, L. nuda on the left for comparison.
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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 05:12:02 MST (-0700)

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.

Agreed
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-11-24 03:55:51 MST (-0700)

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 10:09:47 MST (-0700)

Two kinds of Lepista.

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