Lepista saeva (Fr.) P.D. Orton
common name(s) : Field Blewit, Blue-leg
New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Lepisteae
synonyms: Tricholoma saevum, Rhodopaxillus saevus, Tricholoma personatum, Lepista personata, Rhodopaxillus personatus, Clitocybe saeva
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lepista personnata)
edibility : edible, good
The cap is pale grey .
The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.
The stem is violet, without ring.
The flesh is whitish to flesh pink, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant (resembling the wood blewit) or mealy;
its texture is fibrous.
The gills are white to flesh pink, emarginate, crowded .
The spore print is pale pink. This species is saprophytic.
It grows on the ground, on a rather calcareous soil.
The fruiting period takes place from July to March.
|Dimensions:|| width of cap approximately 10 cm (between 4 and 15 cm) |
| ||height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm) |
| ||thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 10 and 35 mm) |
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : distinctive purple stem in the youth; gills easily separated from cap; in parks, meadows
Lepista saeva is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking
|Above : distribution map of Lepista saeva in the forest of Rambouillet |
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