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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
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.
Laccaria near L. laccata, depending on mycelium color
Lat: 40.59, Long: -73.89
Spotted on Oct 13, 2010 Submitted on Oct 14, 2010