When: 2010-07-03

Collection location: Brainerd, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)

No specimen available


[admin – Tue Feb 08 12:34:44 +0000 2011]: Changed location name from ‘Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, USA’ to ‘Brainerd, Minnesota, USA’


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Thanks Anna——that’s very cool to know!
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2011-09-12 12:50:01 CDT (-0400)
Laccaria amethystine or L. amethystina-occidentalis
By: Anna Gerenday (AGerenday)
2011-09-11 17:17:07 CDT (-0400)

L. amethystina occidentalis does, in fact, occur in MN. It was found at the NAMA foray in Bemidji, in 1995 and was identified by Greg Mueller. The specimen is in the fungal collection of the U of MN herbarium.

L. amethystina….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-12-04 01:45:53 CST (-0500)

Grows east of the rockies, L.amethystina-occidentalis grows west of the Rockies.

Hmmmm, maybe Laccaria
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-12-03 23:40:43 CST (-0500)

Wow, I see subtle differences but the biggest factor that leads me to believe it is not amethystina is because the specimen was collected in Minnesota and I read they are not East of the Rockies.