Lepista irina (Fr.) H.E. Bigelow
(flowery blewits)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesLepista irina (flowery blewits)
GenusLepista (a genus of toadstools)
FamilyTRICHOLOMATACEAE (a family of toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Lepista irina (Flowery Blewits) :
1: Lepista irina (Flowery Blewits)
25 Oct 2006 OSGR: SS49 51° 40' N, 4° 10' W Vice County: Glam (VC 41) Wales
Image 1: Fruitbody - lain down to show cap - pale backgroundImage 2: Fruitbody - lain down to show gills and stipe - pale background
2: Lepista irina (Flowery Blewits)
16 Oct 2005 OSGR: SU79 51° 40' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
partial ring of fruitbodies in grassland . Photos: toadstools: in situ, arrangement, close-ups, LS, spores
Image 1: Cap and upper stipe - LS - close-upImage 2: Fruitbodies - arrangedImage 3: Fruitbodies - in situ - oblique viewImage 4: Fruitbodies - in situ - top viewImage 5: Fruitbodies - in situ under brambles - oblique viewImage 6: Fruitbodies - young - side views showing gills - close-upImage 7: Fruitbody - gills - close-upImage 8: Fruitbody - in situ - top view - close-upImage 9: Fruitbody - LSImage 10: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - close-upImage 11: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - close-up (2)Image 12: Fruitbody - young - gills and upper stipe - close-upImage 13: Spores - magnifiedImage 14: Spores - magnified (2)Image 15: Spores - magnified (3)Image 16: Spores - magnified (4)Image 17: Spores - highly magnified

Lepista irina (Flowery Blewits) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 6 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Lepista irina (Flowery Blewits)
An aromatic smelling, pale pinkish-brown toadstool that commonly grows in fairy rings on downland, in frondose woodland and gardens but always on calcareous soil.
A mainly southern species found as far north as Leicester.
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