Lepista nuda – Wood Blewit

On the ground, in native forests or associated with pines. When young, this very large handsome agaric has an intense mauve or violet cap, gills and stem. As it matures, the cap darkens to brown from the centre while the deep violet gills turn pale brown. A pale pink spore deposit can often be seen on the lower caps.

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