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Deceiver, Amethyst (Laccaria amethystea)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Deceiver, Amethyst (Laccaria amethystea)

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Photo taken Bolton October 2004

Found amongst leaf litter in beech woodland. Cap dark purple to pale beige as it flattens with age. Stem 5-10cms. Gills, purple, covered with a whitish bloom as the spores mature. Very common in woods, particularly beech, but appearance very variable; summer - winter.

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