Observation 22126: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

When: 2009-06-11

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found under jack pine in Zone 15. This small cluster was the only one I found. There were two somewhat-separated pairs, plus a loner a bit away from either pair.

First image is a thumbnail. Next four show the first pair. Next four show the second pair. Next is the loner, with the second pair upturned nearby; they were joined at the base. Next is a gill close-up of the bigger in that second pair. Next is the edge of the cap where I peeled a bit to check for latex; there was none.

Orange caps with minute roughness; pinkish gills; looks like Laccaria cf. laccata to me.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-13 12:52:10 PDT (-0700)

that they sometimes can be difficult to tell apart without microscope, that’s why I didn’t propose a species. But it’s tempting, though :-)

According to Kuo…
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-06-13 10:34:59 PDT (-0700)

“Separating this species from the very similar Laccaria laccata requires a microscope.”

Hence my leaving it as “Laccaria sp.” and describing it as “Laccaria cf. laccata”.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-13 01:35:53 PDT (-0700)

The combination of habitat, scurfy cap and stem, not very bright coloured gills or striate cap, points towards Laccaria proxima.

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