Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Tricholomataceae
Species: Lepista nuda (Bull.) Cooke
Synonyms: Agaricus bicolor
Agaricus bulbosus
Agaricus nudus
Agaricus nudus var. majus
Cortinarius bicolor
Cortinarius nudus
Lepista nuda f. gracilis
Lepista nuda forma gracilis
Lepista nuda var. pruinosa
Rhodopaxillus nudus var. pruinosus
Tricholoma lilaceum
Tricholoma nudum
Tricholoma nudum var. lilaceum
Tricholoma nudum var. majus
Tricholoma sordidum var. lilaceum
Common Name: Wood Blewit


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Lepista nudaPhotographer:  Peter Lyons
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (14)
Quercus (11)
Picea (3)
Corylus avellana (3)
Pteridium aquilinum (2)
Urtica dioica (1)
Poaceae (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Tilia x europaea (1)
Poa (1)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Abies (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Larix (1)
Hornbeam (1)
Picea abies (1)
Pinus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (20)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (17)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (12)
Woodland: mixed (12)
Parkland and scattered trees (9)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (7)
Acid grassland (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Woodland (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Scrub (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (2)
Built-up areas (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Poor semi-improved (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Coastland: grey dunes (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Other habitat (1)
Sand-dune (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune slack (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (63)
Soil Grassy (39)
Soil Leaves (20)
Soil Mossy (5)
Leaf Litter (4)
Soil Needle (4)
Dead Wood (2)
Litter (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Castanea sativa (1)
Fallen Twig (1)
Grass Cuttings (1)
Soil sandy (1)
Stony (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (3)
March (3)
May (2)
August (1)
September (9)
October (88)
November (98)
December (10)