Purple-gilled Laccaria Laccaria ochropurpurea (Berkeley) Peck  

Status:

Found solitary, scattered, or rarely in clusters of 2-4 on ground in coniferous or mixed woods.

Description:

Cap: Light violet to buff (in age), smooth, convex to slightly depressed (in age); flesh white to violet-buff. Gills: Dark to light purple-violet, thick and waxy. Stalk: Light brown or pinkish with longitudinal striations, sometimes an enlarged base (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 23 records in the project database.

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Purple-gilled Laccaria (mature and young fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Purple-gilled Laccaria (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/12/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/12/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria (gills and old caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/21/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Purple-gilled Laccaria specimen found in Howard Co., Maryland (9/25/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-gilled Laccaria spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Round, warted; measured 6.6-7.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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