Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Tricholomataceae

Lepista nuda (Bull.) Cooke

Wood Blewit

Quite striking when fresh, especially the gills, with vibrant violet/lavender colours, becoming brownish-pink with age. Easily confused with Lepista sordida. Found in coniferous and deciduous woodland, grassland, parks and large gardens. Nationally common

Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands
Læssøe & Petersen (2019) Fungi of Temperate Europe, Volume 1