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Laccaria fraterna

Laccaria fraterna


A tiny all orange mushroom growing from the bark of a huge mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) Approximately 20mm tall, 15mm wide. Domed cap; slightly overhanging wavy margin; gills free, notched; stipe lightly hirsute, pale under cap to dark orange at the bottom.


Very tall damp eucalyptus forest.


Taken around the world as a mycorrhizal symbiont with eucalyptus this has almost become a 'weed' fungi in some parts of the world. It looks almost identical to it's northern brother L laccata... the deceiver. Also named Agaricus fraternus [Cooke & Massee (1887)] and Naucoria fraterna [Sacc. (1891)] and Laccaria lateritia [Malençon] In California Mushroom Expert Field museum

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Looks good thanks lwp... slight size problem.... will check it fully soon.

lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Could be

...or something in Laccaria probably

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

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