Collection location: San Pablo Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Growing under pines (Pinus radiata)
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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.
Looks like the lighter one might be Laccaria proxima. Two species.
Created: 2009-12-12 14:28:45 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2009-12-12 14:28:45 PST (-0800)
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