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Laccaria laccata   (Common Laccaria)
Family
Hydnangiaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 1.5-6 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 0.6-1 cm thick
Edibility

Description
This is a smallish agaric, which is reddish brow throughout, has distant thickish gills and a fibrous stem. It grows in scattered trooping groups on soil in mixed woods and on heaths.

Cap typically reddish brow, but may be shades of pink-brown. It has a toothed margin and a slight depression in the center. Gills colored as cap, but becoming powdered white with spores, adnate, thick, broad distant. Stem colored as cap, robust and strongly fibrillose, often twisted and laterally compressed. No ring.

Similar species Laccaria bicolor has contrasting, pale blue gills. Laccaria proxima is larger with more fibrillose stem. Laccaria ochropurpurea is much larger and has purple gills.

Laccaria laccata on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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