Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria)
North America, Europe
Cap 1.5-6 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 0.6-1 cm thick
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Laccaria laccata, also known as Common Laccaria, is a smallish agaric that is reddish-brown throughout and has distant thickish gills and a fibrous stem. It grows in scattered trooping groups on soil in mixed woods and on heaths.

Cap typically reddish brow, but may be shades of pink-brown. It has a toothed margin and a slight depression in the centre. The flesh has the same colour as the cap surface. Gills coloured as the cap, but becoming powdered white with spores, adnate (attached to the stem), thick, broad distant. Stem coloured as the cap, robust and strongly fibrillose, often twisted and laterally compressed. It has no ring. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are spherical, with a diameter ranging from 7 to 10μm. They feature spines that can reach a height of up to 1.5μm.

Laccaria laccata on the First Nature Web site.
Laccaria laccata on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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