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Great shot !

8 Nov, 2009

 

Lovley photo looks like a stone

8 Nov, 2009

 

Aye Morgana...a Bonkerstone as Donnah used to call me !

8 Nov, 2009

 

lol I could take that another way lol he he ha ha.

8 Nov, 2009

 

Great pic Potty.

9 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Lovely with the dew on ............

9 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks all!

13 Nov, 2009

 

Is that one of the Blewits it looks like a great violet rider, is it violet coloured?
If it is the "Rider " then you have one of the best eating mushrooms there is..
If it is Violet coloured then there are no other ones you can confuse it with, they grow typically in drifts on the edges of paths (rides) through woodland and can go to about 5-6 inches across they wash out their colour a bit as they grow though but still retain a violet shade. Take some pics of the underside and I'll check it out for you if you like, they really are delicious fried in a bit of butter or garlic butter, and go very well in stews, they have a cousin the "Wood Blewit" which is brown but otherwise identical though their taste is not quite as good, well done you if they are Blewits!!
theyll be there next year and are one of the few that will grow on through the early winter months so there may still be some where you found it!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Indy ~ these are growing in drifts, along the edge of a grassy area, in front of a line of hedging. I had assumed it was the same as the ones in my other picture, as they were close by. I will have a look at the underside tomorrow and take a photo, if they are not smashed to bits in all this rain!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Blewits are pretty resilient, theyll still be there! Do NOT eat them without making a positive ID, promise!!!

18 Nov, 2009

 

OK, I promise!

18 Nov, 2009

 

Like i said a pic of undrneath and a pic of one freshly broken in half so I can see the break side on, should be enough to figure it out ok , If I was in any doubt i would say so, but I have been collecting them for donkeys and will know it if I see it,
Off the top of me head , as I remember it
Wood Blewit lepista nuda, common woodland toadstool fruits late autumn and through the winter months if the weather is mild. Highly regarded by enthusiasts
fruiting body
cap; lilac, dark violet in the centre becoming reddish brown when old, 6-10 cms in diam. Convex, then flat, margin incurved and often wavy, cuticle smooth, moist. flesh pale violet thick in the centre.
Gills;pale lilac finally reddish rounded behind, narrow , crowded.
Stipe parallel sided, 5-10 cms long 1-2 cms thick.Pale violet, fibrillose,mealy at the apex,flesh solid.
Spores pale pink in mass ellipsoid, smooth to minutely prickly, with a central oil drop, average size 7x4.5 microns

Habitat grows singly in clusters sometimes in rings in deciduous or coniferous woods, pastures, on garden compost heaps and on old sand dunes
Culinary properties; Flavour delicate, is good when sliced and cooked gently in its own juice,then simmered in butter and thin cream

Though the spores are too small to see individually let alone measure, they are one of the best ways to identify your fungi place a matureish cap on a sheet of paper and leave overnight, lift carefully up the next day and you should have a spore print left for fungi with white/light spores you use a dark paper, ideally do both overnight and you can see imediately what colour they are by comparing the two!

18 Nov, 2009



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