Sinyukha (Lepista nuda) photo and description

Cyanosis (Lepista nuda)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
  • Genus: Lepista (Lepista)
  • View: Lepista nuda (Sinyukha)
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Row purple
  • Row lilac

Other names:

  • Row lilac

  • Lepista nude

  • Lepista purple

  • Cyanosis

  • Titmouse



Hat: a hat with a diameter of 6-15cm. Initially, it is purple, then fades to lavender with a tinge of brown, sometimes watery. The hat has a flat, slightly convex shape. Dense, fleshy with irregular edges. The lamellar hymenaphor also changes over time from a bright purple color to grayish with a lilac tint.

Plates: wide, thin, often spaced. First, bright purple, with age - lavender.

Spore powder: pinkish.

Leg: leg height 4-8 cm, thickness 1.5-2.5 cm. The leg is even, fibrous, smooth, thickens towards the base. Lavender in color.

Flesh: fleshy, firm, dense, lilac color with a light fruity aroma.


purple ryadovka is an edible delicious mushroom. Before cooking, the mushrooms must be boiled for 10-15 minutes. The broth is not used. Then they can be salted, fried, pickled, and so on. Dried rows are ready for use in three months.


Cyanosis is common, mainly in groups. It mainly grows in the north of the forest zone in mixed and coniferous forests. Less commonly found in clearings and forest edges, among thickets of nettles and near heaps of brushwood. Often together with a smoky talker. Fruiting from early September to November frosts. Occasionally forms "witch circles".


In color, the purple spider web is similar to the ryadovka - also a conditionally edible mushroom. The only difference between the mushroom is the specific veil of cobwebs that envelop the plates, which gave it its name. Also, the spider web has an unpleasant musty smell of mold.