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Possible Field Blewit (Lepista saeva)

Observed: 9th September 2011 By: jja28
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Field Blewit  (Lepista saeva) - RL 9 Sep 11

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Unless the colour setting of

Unless the colour setting of your camera is wrong these are not Lepista which should be a blue/grey cap and purple stem. Did you get any other photos?

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Thanks for comments

Many thanks. I don't have any other photos but I've learnt a lesson from this and other comments made to some other observations on fungi. I now realise that to get a good ID you need photo shots from different angles to include the base (stalk) as well as the top.


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It is worth having a smell too as some have distinctive smell's and can change colour when cut or bruised.


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Have a look at this page

Have a look at this page which gives you some tips on identification of fungi: http://www.ispot.org.uk/fungi-and-lichens

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)