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Laccaria proxima is distinguished from the more common Deceiver Laccaria laccata by its stem, which has a lilac-coloured base and a tawny upper section. All Laccaria species are ectomycorrhizal fungi, forming symbiotic relationships with forest trees or ericaceous plants. Genetic research into members of the little-understood family Hydnangiaceae is throwing new light on the complexities of these root-fungus relationships.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Nov 24, 2019. Captured Nov 23, 2019 15:13 in Gravel Pit Trail, Vashon, WA 98070, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm