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When: 2007-02-24

Collection location: Lipik, Croatia [Click for map]

Who: vesna maric (kalipso)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

75% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: As discussed in observation 7123 I’m taking a somewhat broad view of this species until there is something other than color to distinguish between the species.
Used references: The picture of “Lepista sordida” in Fungi of Switzerland, Vol. 3 show no purple only browns.

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Lepista sordida
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-03-22 12:26:15 SAST (+0200)

From the literatute I have got: the colour of the cap is very variabile and it is hard to distinguish the species Lepista nuda (syn. Tricholoma nudum)- more brown than violet, Lepista lilaceum (Tricholoma)- more violet, Lepista sordida – red-violet; Lepista sordida grows in the parks and fertile pastures, while the other are all in woods. So the Croatian authors.
As you know the world of fungi is not so exact in telling the right names for the species, and they vary according to the land they grow.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-03-22 09:28:56 SAST (+0200)

I looked at some photos of this species, and don’t notice any features distinguishable from L. nuda, except a typically less stalky morphology.
What are the macroscopic identifying characteristics of L. sordida??