Observation 91497: Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis G.M. Muell.
When: 2012-03-21
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Stem texture, widely spaced gills, under conifer

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They are known as the Amethyst Deceiver for a reason!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-04-01 21:38:13 EDT (-0400)


Laccaria not very amethysto…
By: mycologia-anarcha
2012-04-01 21:32:30 EDT (-0400)

Thanks for the tip Alan. I’m reading up on Laccaria now. These are just so dull and brown compared to many other photos I’m finding of amethysteo-occidentalis. Though, I read they fade with age, and the mushrooms in the photo had probably been through some snow before I found them. I hope you’re right since Arora lists it as a good edible. I’ll be on the lookout for more of them and take a spore print next time.

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