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The deceiver

Laccaria laccata


The deceiver is a small mushroom with a cap up to 6 cm (2.4 in) in diameter, convex when young and later flattening or even depressed in the center. It can be various shades of salmon pink, brick-red, or shades of orange or brown when moist or young, and duller and paler when dry


Laccaria laccata is found in scattered troops in wooded areas, and on heathland often in poor soil. It is very common in all of the northern temperate zones, but tends to favor cool weather.


Spotted in a mix forest of oaks,eucalypthus and pine trees,near my house

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Thanks Argy the decivers are maybe the most common mushroom arround,but is beautiful and very variable in forms and collours

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice Antonio.

São José de São Lázaro e São João do Souto, Norte, Portugal

Spotted on Mar 21, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2013

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