Observation 188100: Laccaria ochropurpurea (Berk.) Peck
When: 2014-08-29

Notes: This fungus was found in a black and red oak woods environment. It was growing under plenty of shade and dead leaves, and the soil that it was growing in was relatively dense and moist.

It had a mild mushroom odor, it had no other distinctive smell.

This fungus had a pileus that was 11.3 cm in diameter, and it was both tan and lavender in color. It had a sort of scaly pileal surface, and it had a smooth pileus margin. This pileus was moderately indented, and on the inside, the pileus was both light purple and brown. The brown inside the pileus was most likely from the fungus’s more mature age.

The gills of this fungus were adnexed and eroded at the edges. They were purple in color, and they were approximately 1 mm wide. From the stipe, they had a length of 4.2 cm, and they were spaced 2 mm apart. The gills had a very tough consistency to them. This fungus did have some lamellae on the edges of the pileus, and they were spaced 2 mm apart just like the gills.

This fungus’s stipe was central, smooth, and had some holes in it due to some slugs consuming it. It was 7.5 cm long and 2.6 cm wide. The stipe was equal in shape, had an institutions base, and was solid on the inside. It was slightly hollow due to the holes that were created by the slugs. The outside of the stipe was light purple, while the inside was both light purple and brown. The inside got darker when it was exposed to air.

The spore print produced was whitish gray in color. Its spores ranged from 7.2 to 8.4 microns in diameter.

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