Common Laccaria Laccaria laccata (Scopoli) Cooke  Synonyms: Deceiver.

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Note that L. laccata var. laccata, is "nearly identical [to var. pallidifolia], except the gills are darker reddish colored and the spores are more elliptical" (Bessette. Bessette & Neil). It is often reported as one of the "most common mushrooms in North America." (L. Biechele, pers. comm.) MushroomExpert.com starts its species account as follows: "This ubiquitous, boring mushroom is my Laccaria nemesis."

There are 64 records in the project database.

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Common Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/7/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Laccaria laccata var. pallidifolia in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/16/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/7/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Laccaria laccata (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Laccaria laccata specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Nearly round, spines 1-2.5 microns; measured 7.9-8.3 X 7.6-8.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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