[Mycology] Purple-gilled laccaria in PNW?

Mycos mycos at shaw.ca
Tue Nov 29 04:10:20 EST 2005


If you're referring to L. amethystina, I've seen it growing in BC a 
number of times. 4 inches seems awfully large however. Some corts, yes, 
but with widely spaced gills, no.

         Gary Williams


rkhen at softhome.net wrote:
> I'm in Western Washington, where I've picked a mushroom that looks, as
> far as I can see, like a purple-gilled laccaria. (Four-inch, flatish
> cap with dry, vaguely felty, tan top and wavy, irregular margins; large
> rubbery purple gills of irregular shape.) It was growing at the edge of
> a conifer forest with a few others of its ilk. I haven't been able to
> get a spore print.
> 
> Only problem, this mushroom is only supposed to grow east of the Great
> Plains. Does anyone know of incidences on the West Coast? 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
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