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Laccaria laccata

Common Laccaria

Family Tricholomataceae


Potentially Edible
Pinkish-brown, sunken cap with thick light pinkish-brown gills and slightly descending pinkish stalk.

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Description

Cap: 1-5 cm (3/8-2") wide. Convex to flat usually with a central depression. Margin turned upwards, sometimes wavy. Moist to dry and smooth to scruffy. Red to pinkish-brown, fading to white with age.

Gills: Attached or slightly descending, distant, broad. Pinkish-brown to pink.

 

Gills and Stalk (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Gills and Stalk

Stalk and Group of Mushrooms (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Stalk and Group of Mushrooms



Stalk: 2.5-7.5 cm (1-3") long and 3-5 mm (1/8-1/4") thick. Fibrous, tough, dry. Pinkish to pink-brown.

 

Spore print: White.

 

Habitat and Range

Singly scattered to many. In poor soil, waste site, sandy soil and under pine. Throughout North America.

Season

June- November.

 

 

Young Mushtoom  (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA )
Young Mushroom

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