Observation 18545: Laccaria laccata (Scop.) Cooke

When: 2008-09-09

Collection location: Peace River Area, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

This species is said to be high in arsenic and is possibly poisonous.
Helene ME Schalkwijk-Barendsen (auther of Mushrooms of Western Canada)

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Laccaria, yes
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-17 09:11:28 CET (+0100)

But this looks like Laccaria proxima, a more robust species with a less striate cap, growing under pine. Laccaria proxima usually has paler gills than laccata too.

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