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synonyms: Clitocybe laqué, Deceiver, Húsbarna pénzecskegomba, Rötlicher Lacktrichterling
Laccaria laccataF Mushroom
Ref No: 8699
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Laccaria laccata F2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8700
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Laccaria laccata 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9068
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Laccaria laccata var pallidifolia2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9070
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Laccaria laccata Mushroom
Ref No: 9071
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink, Orange
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 laccata (Scop. ex Fr.) Cke. syn. Clitocybe laccata (Scop. ex Fr.) Kummer. Deceiver, Clitocybe laqué, Rötlicher Lacktrichterling, Fopzwam, Húsbarna pénzecskegomba. Cap 1.5–6cm across, convex then flattened, often becoming finely wavy at the margin and centrally depressed, tawny to brick-red and striate at the margin when moist drying paler to ochre-yellow, surface often finely scurfy. Stem 50–100 x 6–10mm, concolorous with cap, tough and fibrous, often compressed or twisted. Flesh thin reddish-brown. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills pinkish, dusted white with spores when mature. Spore print white. Spores globose, spiny, 7–10m in diameter. Habitat in troops in woods or heaths. Season summer to early winter. Very common but very variable in appearance and therefore often difficult to recognize at first sight, hence the popular name ‘Deceiver’. Edible but not worthwhile. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe. Comment Laccaria laccata var. pallidifolia (Pk.) Pk. Differs from the type form in its very pallid, whitish gills and generally smaller stature.

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Andrew Hensler (United States) - 26 November 2012

Found this in a wetland in Delaware on November 25th. Growing in a widely spaced group, on the sandy ground around loblolly pine trees.
Laccaria laccata
Kristina Trott (United States) - 12 January 2012

Laccaria laccata
Kristina Trott (United States) - 12 January 2012

Laccaria laccata
Kristina Trott (United States) - 12 January 2012

Laccaria laccata
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 26 January 2011

Kalisz kaszubski.Poland
Laccaria laccata
Matthew Johnson (United States) - 07 January 2010

Laccaria laccata
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 February 2009

Hungarian name, Husbarna pénzecskegomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2008

Laccaria laccata
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