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Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis
western amethyst Laccaria

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Laccarias range from quite small to medium-large, and have fairly thick, waxy looking gills that may be whitish to sordid pinkish to strikingly purple in color, an often long, slender, shaggy-fibrillose stipe, and spores that are globose to ellipsoid and bear more or less conspicuous spines. The overall color of many of the species is a distinctive orange-brown that one learns to recognize with experience. The laccarias are ectomycorrhizal and are a common element of our forests; several species also occur abundantly in parks or yards where appropriate trees have been planted.

Accepted Name:
Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis G.M. Müll.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis photos.

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