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Type: Gill fungi.
Overview: Flowery Blewit is a common and widespread, medium-to-large-sized mushroom. It typically grows in late summer well into the autumn either in small groups, clusters or fairy rings. It grows on the ground in soil or on woody debris. It is saprobic, obtaining its nutrients from decaying organic matter. It has a “flowery” odour that is somewhat faint, yet sometimes strong and sharp.
Distinguishing Features: The cap measures 5 to 10 cm across; growing hemispherical then broadly convex with an undulating margin. The cap is smooth, white becoming pale beige. When moist, it is pinkish brown towards the centre. When the mushroom first appears, the cap can be sticky. The flesh is thick, white to pinkish, and soft.
Height: The flowery blewit does not grow tall, it is low to the ground. Typically they are 5 to 8 cm tall. Once the leaves start falling they can be hard to spot.
Habitat: Deciduous and sometimes conifer forests. Most common in deciduous forests.
Spore print: Creamy white.
Season: Late summer well into autumn.
Gills: The gills are adnate or sinuate; narrow; crowded; cream, turning buff-pink when mature.
Edibility: It is edible when fully cooked; however, it has been known to cause upset stomach in some individuals.
Other name: Clitocybe irina.
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