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Lepista saeva.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Blue-leg, Field Blewit, Pied violet, Rhodopaxille siniste, Zweifarbener Rötelritterling
Lepista saeva F Mushroom
Ref No: 9421
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Lepista saeva Mushroom
Ref No: 9422
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Violet or purple
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Pink
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Lepista saeva (Fr.) Orton syn. Tricholoma saevum (Fr.) Gillet syn. Rhodopaxillus saevus (Fr.) Maire syn. Tricholoma personatum (Fr. ex Fr.) Kummer of British authors Zweifarbener Rötelritterling Pied violet, Rhodopaxille siniste Field Blewit, Blue-leg. Cap 6–10cm across, convex then flattened or depressed, often wavy at the margin, pallid to dirty brown. Stem 30–60´15–25mm, often swollen at the base, bluish-lilac, fibrillose. Flesh thick, whitish to flesh-coloured. Taste and smell strongly perfumed. Gills crowded, whitish to flesh-coloured. Spore print pale pink. Spores elliptic, minutely spiny, 7–8´4–5m. Habitat often in rings, in pastureland. Season autumn to early winter. Frequent. Edible – excellent. Distribution, America and Europe.

Mushroom Recipes
Blewit and Chicken Pie
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