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Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina).<br />
This mushroom is called deceiver because the bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name &lsquo;Deceiver&rsquo;. Amethyst Deceiver,Closeup,Geotagged,Laccaria amethystina,The Netherlands,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina).
This mushroom is called deceiver because the bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’.

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  1. This is just too cool, you should come to Belize and look at all the mushrooms in the jungle that surrounds Pook's Hill Lodge, I was SHOCKED...I was with a woman who specialize (like you might) in photographs of fungus, very cool! Posted 11 years ago
  2. Where is this found? Posted 11 years ago
    1. This picture is taken at the 'teteringse heide', a forest near the town of Breda in the Netherlands (Holland) en Europe. Only 8800km/5500miles from the lodge ;)
      I have indeed heard good stories about Belize and Costa Rica and they are on my list of 'to visit' countries already. Too bad the distance makes it difficult to just pay a fast visit.
      Posted 11 years ago, modified 11 years ago
  3. Joost, a stunning picture. Did you do any postprocessing to it? In my oppinion great bokeh and impressive colour composition. Posted 11 years ago

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"Laccaria amethystina", commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver is a small brightly colored, edible mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Nov 4, 2011. Captured Nov 3, 2011 22:39 in Tilburgse Baan 4A, 4847 Teteringen, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • ISO400
  • 90mm