Observation 54084: Lepista nuda (Bull.) Cooke

When: 2009-09-29

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

45.803398° -77.14222°

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

I saw these clustered near rotting wood in Zone 34 (mixed w/ mature aspen) and thought they might be Pluteus. I flipped one over and saw pinkish gills, but attached, even somewhat decurrent. It now occurs to me that these may be Lactarius but I never checked for latex. The scrobiculate stipe of the upper left specimen also suggests Lactarius, but the thin flesh and fibrous looking parts of that damaged stipe suggest maybe not. I leave it as Fungi sp. for now.

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Recognized by sight: These look like old waterlogged Blewits.

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Old Blewits
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-01 07:57:54 EDT (-0400)

generally lose all of the purple and fade to a tannish or very pale color; tan especially when waterlogged.

Think so?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-30 13:54:49 EDT (-0400)

There’s no hint of purple in these ones.

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