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The Deceiver


beautiful velvety brick-red top with sunken center, wavy edge, pale cream gills, clustered, found in Eco Village growing in pine needles, at Floyd Bennett Field. Stem is also brick-red, a little scaly. taking spore prints now.


pine needle ground

1 species ID suggestions

The Deceiver
Laccaria lacata Laccaria laccata


anne yen
anne yen 7 years ago

Hi Gary, I'll bring these in tonight. They're no longer as lovely as those pictured above, a deep brick-red color. The ones in the field are now pretty faded but they have that pit depression in the center, a white mycelium base, round spores instead of elliptical (my first try looking at spores so not totally sure), and growing beneath pines. So I'm leaning towards Laccaria laccata too.

garylincoff 7 years ago

Laccaria near L. laccata, depending on mycelium color

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.59, Long: -73.89

Spotted on Oct 13, 2010
Submitted on Oct 14, 2010

Spotted for mission

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