When: 2007-10-13

Collection location: Lipik, Croatia [Click for map]

Who: vesna maric (kalipso)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-36% (4)
Recognized by sight
Used references
49% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references
92% (2)
Recognized by sight: I think we all agree it’s a blewit.
Used references: See discussion under Clitocybe nuda for why I prefer this name.
47% (2)
Used references: Looks like this might key out as this species in Denise Gregory’s new key to Californian Clitocybes. However, I’m not convinced that as described in that key it is really a separate species from C. nuda. The only difference given is the color when young (light purple rather than dark purple). However, looking at Fungi of Switzerland, Vol. 3, they show an organism that could be described as white with a hint of purple and they also say it has a different odor “L. glaucoana is always characterized by pale, washed-out colors. Also, the odor of this species is always somehow unpleasant and not pleasantly aromatic as in L. nuda.” Even in this case they suggest it might just be a variety of Clitocybe nuda since there are no microscopic differences between the two taxa.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-03-23 03:30:21 CET (+0100)

I was going with L. nuda over C. nuda based on IF, though I am not sure there is enough evidence to reliably assert one name over the other… I’ll leave it to the Clitocybe/Lepista pros to sort it out.

Though, I do have a bias preference for the name Clitocybe nuda over Lepista nuda for the same reason I wish Mutinus caninus was still Phallus caninus.
Eehehehe. ;)

Lepista lilaceum
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-03-22 11:30:41 CET (+0100)

Again, syn. Tricholoma lilaceum Quel., I agree. The question is which is the lates name in use.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-03-22 07:56:33 CET (+0100)

No “lila” anythings under Lepista in IF, though under Clitocybe there are listings for C. lilaceoalba, C. lilacifolia, C. lilacina, and C. lilacinofusca (though they are not necessarily current species names).
I checked for Tricholoma nudum var. lilaceum, and it is a synonym for L. nuda.

Tricholoma nudum var. lilaceum
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-03-22 05:48:33 CET (+0100)

Most of the European books list it as: Tricholoma nudum var. lilaceum

Can’t find it
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-03-22 05:11:51 CET (+0100)

I can’t find this name in Index Fungorum or Google.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-03-21 18:34:55 CET (+0100)

What are the macroscopic distinguishing characteristics between Lepista lilaceum and L. nuda? Or is the distinction geographic range??