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Amethyst Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina

Description:

A small brightly colored, edible mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. This common name is shared with its close relation Laccaria laccata that also fades and weathers. It is found mainly in Northern temperate zones, though it is reported to occur in tropical Central and South America as well. Recently, some of the other species in the genus have been given the common name of "deceiver".

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45 Comments (1–25)

chebeague16
chebeague16 7 years ago

This is mind blowing

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thank you Leana and Daniel

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 7 years ago

COOL
VERY COOL!!!!!!

Congratulations Lars!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks a lot :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Your hard work has paid off, Lars! Congratulations! Enjoying all your photos and fungus at your FB page. This is a stunning color. It seems like a rare color in nature. I certainly haven't seen purple. Wonderful series.

Ryan21
Ryan21 7 years ago

Congratulations for the SOTD!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks again to all

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Beautiful Laccaria, Lars. Congratulations

MaryIsis
MaryIsis 7 years ago

SOOO pretty!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow!!! Wonderful violet!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Nice one Lars!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thank you all a lot :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Congratulations Lars :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congrats Lars! This is one beautiful and unique spotting.

Felicitaciones desde Costa Rica por el SOTD.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

I wish I could keep it on my table. It's lovely! Congrats Lars. :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Oh - I am surprised. :)
Thanks a lot for featuring a shroom again as a SOTD - the fungi world deserves a bit more attention.
This one is just one example of the stunning diversity of shapes, colors and benefits fungi come along with. I learned to love shooting them.
Thanks again for featuring and all the nice comments.

SOTD ,one more Lars :) great work,congrats again

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Congratulations Lars! What an other-worldly mushroom, fantastic.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Awesome and absolutely deserving SOTD:))

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting LARS, love the color, congrats!!!!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congrats Lars. Amazing coloured mushroom.

Pochempie
Pochempie 7 years ago

Hey LarsKolb,

Amazing spotting, can you tagg my mission with the mushroom?
Many thanks!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1273...

LarsKorb
Spotted by
LarsKorb

Sachsenwald, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

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