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Probably the most common British fungus but it is very variable, or deceiving, and appears to be several species all at once!


 

Laccaria laccata: the deceiver

Post date: Thursday, 5 January, 2017 - 21:27

The deceiver (Laccaria laccata) is considered by some to be the most common species of British fungus but it is very variable, or deceiving, and appears to be several species all at once! It is quite plain with few distinguishing features which makes it even harder to be certain that it is what it is. It can be found in broad-leavved and coniferous woodland, on heaths and amongst short grass anywhere, often where there is birch nearby. 

Usually appearing in small troops in summer through to winter. It may be edible, it may not, my books do not say, so I would leave well alone!


 

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Deceiver
Scientific Name Laccaria laccata
Interest Level
1
Species Family Tricholoma Fungi (Various)
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes
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