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  1. WOW!! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Superb Lars. That colour is beautiful. Posted 4 years ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "This purple beauty is the Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina), which can be found in forests around the world. Vividly purple when young, the intense color fades with age and weathering to a light gray or buff color. Because its bright color fades, it is difficult to identify; hence the common name ‘Amethyst Deceiver’. This species is technically edible. But, it should be avoided because it bears a resemblance to other mushrooms that are poisonous. Another reason that it is not a choice edible is because the mushrooms can bioaccumulate high concentrations of arsenic from the soil. So, this species is ideal to admire, but not to eat! {Spotted in Germany by JungleDragon user, Lars Korb} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 4 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 Lars Korb
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Uploaded May 21, 2018.