Sordid Blewit Gourmet Mushroom Culture



Your order today will contain:

(1) Sterile 12 ml syringe with locking cap, filled with fresh  Sordid Blewit Gourmet Mushroom  mycelium. 

(1) Mylar syringe sleeve for long-term storage.

(2) Alcohol pads.

(1) 16-gauge needle.

(1) Cold / Warm Weather insert (depending on shipping location and time of year)

(1) Free 20-gram sample pack of my mushroom nutrient broth premix.

A $15 value, make 1 liter of your own lab-quality mushroom liquid culture.


Sordid Blewit
Sordid Blewit

Sordid Blewit – Lepista sordida

Edible mushroom – intermediate

​Other common names: Sordid Blewit, Dirty Blewit

Scientific name meaning: Lepista is Latin for Goblet, and Sordida is from the Latin Sordidus, meaning foul or dirty.

From Summer to Winter

Habitat – where will I find it? The Sordid Blewit is found most often in leaf litter and compost heaps.

Description – what does it look like?

Growth: The Sordid Blewit is a saprobic mushroom living on leaf litter or compost heaps. It can be found individually and in small groups and has been reported to grow in rings.

Cap: The thin-fleshed cap is violet, 3-8cm wide, and turns tan, brown from the canter as it ages or dries. It starts off convex, often with an umbo (bump) and flattens with age. The edge of the cap often ends up slightly wavy and depresses in the center..

Gills: Lilac in color and fading to buff with age. The crowded gills are either emarginate or sinuate (attached to the stem at the very top of the gills but with a little notch before the attachment)

Flesh: Lilac and browning with age

Stem: The fibrous stem is lilac in color and 0.5-0.8cm wide. It can reach 5-6cm tall and is downy. There is no stem ring/skirt, and the base of the stem is very downy.

Smell: Perfumed/floral

Spore color: Pale cream to pale pink

​Possible lookalikes Could be confused with Mycena pura/rosea, but these smell of radish and have white gills. Could also be confused with purple Cortinarius species, but these have sturdier stems and rust browns spores that can often be seen on the weblike cortina remains on the stem. Also, could be confused with the deadly poisonous Lilac Fibrecap (Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina), but this has buff gills that turn clay-brown with age.

The Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda) is very similar and grows in the same habitat. However, this is also edible. It is slightly more robust with a thicker stem and thicker cap flesh.

​Use as a food Must be cooked and can be used exactly as a cultivated mushroom. It has a strong fragrant flavor, so works well with cream/cream substitutes.

​Use in herbal medicine None known.

If you are suffering from any ailment or need medical advice, please see your General Practitioner

​Hazards This mushroom can grow on roadside grass verges where it can accumulate traffic-related toxins. It is advisable to avoid harvesting from the sides of busy roads.

​Importance to other species Provides food for the larvae of a number of fly species. Worth remembering when harvesting. Younger specimens tend to have less livestock inside!

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in

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