Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina
The purple Laccaria amethystina (Hydnangiaceae), commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver, is ectomycorrhizal, forming symbiotic associations with hardwoods or conifers in America, Europe and Asia. It produces deep purple, edible mushrooms, that grow among moss and leaf litter under deciduous as well as coniferous trees.
Photo credit: ©Tatiana Bulyonkova | Locality: P´ot´I, Caucasus mountains, Georgia (2012)
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