The cap and stalk
5 - 15 cm
yellowish to ocher
Name: Field Blewit
Scientific name: Lepista personata (Fr.) Cooke 1871
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 14.12.2015:
Agaricus anserinus (Fr.) Eeden 1893
Agaricus personatus Fr. 1818
Agaricus personatus var. anserinus Fr. 1818
Agaricus personatus var. bicolor Fr. 1818
Agaricus personatus var. cyclophilus Lasch 1828
Agaricus personatus var. personatus Fr. 1818
Agaricus personatus ß saevus Fr. 1838
Clitocybe saeva (Fr.) H.E. Bigelow & A.H. Sm. 1969
Lepista saeva (Fr.) P.D. Orton 1960
Lepista saeva var. anserina (Fr.) Kalamees & A.I. Ivanov 1992
Lepista saeva var. saeva (Fr.) P.D. Orton 1960
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Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Cap: 5-12(16) cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to plane, old irregularly undulating, smooth, dull silky, ocher gray to gray beige, later light brown to gray brown, margin is inrolled, later acute and evenly finely tomentose.
Hymenophore: lamellae are whitish to light beige, narrow, notched and slightly uncinate, edges are smooth to little undulating.
Spore print: cream yellow with orange tone
Spore: elliptic, finely punctate to finely verrucose, 6-8,1 x 4,1-5,2 μm
Stem: 3-10 x 1,2-3 cm, cylindric, sometimes is base enlarged, on a whitish background with violet longitudinal fibrils, apex is sometimes lilac blue and finely floccose, base is lighter to with whitish longitudinal fibrils, also with a violet tinge, strongly anchored in the substrate by mycelium, solid, flesh is white and fibrous.
Flesh: whitish, firm, thick, odor is faint, uncharacteristic, taste is mild, pleasant nutty.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in meadows and heaths, parks, gardens, along forest edges, grows from summer to fall.