Observation 30167: Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis G.M. Muell.

When: 2009-12-12

Collection location: San Pablo Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

Growing under pines (Pinus radiata)

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Recognized by sight: Magnificently purple gills in really fresh specimens, Older ones not so much

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Why do you say it is mixed?
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-12-13 13:50:22 PST (-0800)

I find that the wonderful lurid purple doesn’t last very long. I have gone back the next day to patches that were fabulously purple the day before, to find they displayed a much drabber lavender buff color on the gills.
On this collection there were 50 – 100 fruiting bodies growing together in a 1x 2 m patch and I gathered the purplest ones which were evenly scattered throughout to show the color. Most of the fruiting bodies, perhaps 80% would have had the paler gill color.

Mixed collection
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-12-12 22:45:01 PST (-0800)

Looks like the lighter one might be Laccaria proxima. Two species.

Created: 2009-12-12 14:28:45 PST (-0800)
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