Observation 16231: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2009-01-11

Collection location: Clackamas Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Found growing on a pile of leaves, mulched, after a heavy snowstorm/ice/heavy rains, under tall near old-growth Douglas fir. Growing at the I-5 northbound rest area near Wilsonville, Oregon.

Habitat suggests this may be a Lepista, but does not appear to be L. nuda (which I have also found after frosts and freezes – it appears to have an anti-freeze compound in it).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:26 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Clackamas County, OR’ to ‘Clackamas Co., Oregon, USA’


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38% (4)
Recognized by sight
-39% (3)
Recognized by sight: Habitat, weather conditions suggest C. nuda, although the gill coloration is suspect IMO.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Lepista nuda incredible
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-11-25 12:30:04 CST (-0600)

Yes blewits are amazing at how well they can stand up to cold temperatures.

I do not think this one is a blewit though.