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Laccaria ochropurpurea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

Laccaria ochropurpurea Mushroom
Ref No: 9074
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Violet or purple, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Laccaria ochropurpurea (Berk.) Pk. Cap 5-15 (20)cm across, convex then flattened and often upturned; purplish brown to purplish flesh or ochre, with surface dry and smooth or squamulose. Gills attached, broad, thick; purple, powdered with white spores when mature. Stem 50-150 x 10-20mm, solid, stout, tough and fibrous; colored as cap. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores globose, spiny, 6-8 x 6-8. Deposit white to pale violet. Habitat in open grassy woods under oak and other deciduous trees. Common. Found east of the Great Plains. Season July-November. Edible-good. Comment Easily confused at first sight with some cortinarius species. Check for the white spores to confirm identity.

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