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Amethyst Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina


Commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver is 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.


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FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

Thanks MarcTe! Mark, I did eat it but last year when I was on a mushroom trip with a professional. I collected and brought them to a friend's graduation party saying if they eat little bit of this mushroom, they will feel 'different' so of course they ate it and the next day they were telling me how much fun it was with the mushroom :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I don't suppose you tasted it Faredin ??

MarcTe 6 years ago

beautiful colors and great photo!

FaredinAliyevski 6 years ago

Thank you Mark! It is great to find such a strong purple colored mushroom and even they were pretty common.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Beautiful fungi. Great find.

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Region Sjælland, Denmark

Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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