Collection location: Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, USA [Click for map]
This specimen was collected on November 8, 2014, at the Big Thicket National Preserve in Saratoga, Texas. I believe it is Laccaria trichodermophora, but any input would be greatly appreciated!
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here are just a few:
“According to the reports of L. trichodermophora, it shows a wide ecological range. Mueller (1992) observed that all collections of this Laccaria species from the southeastern United States appeared to be associated with Pinus. He also collected it, in Costa Rica, beneath Neotropical species of Quercus. In central Mexico, in the states of Tlaxcala and Michoacán, it has been recorded associated to mixed Pinus-Alnus and Pinus-Abies forests (Montoya et al. 1987, Montoya-Esquivel et al. 2004). In the eastern part of Mexico, in Veracruz, it has been found (as L. farinacea sensu Singer) in monodominant Pinus and mixed Pinus-Abies forests (Montoya et al. 1987).”
And there are plenty of collections of this species, DNA determined, from TX.
Ramos A, Bandala VM, Montoya L (2017) A new species and a new record of Laccaria (Fungi, Basidiomycota) found in a relict forest of the endangered Fagus grandifolia var. mexicana. MycoKeys 27: 77–94. https://doi.org/10.3897/ mycokeys.27.21326
Did your example have that purplish basal mycelia?
Evidence of a trichoderm (erect bundles of cells) on the pileipellis is also a good indicator for this species.