Laccaria masoniae
G. Stev. 1964
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Description:
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This species is a little odd in that it changes colour as it ages. It starts out as a lovely purple colour, then slowly goes tan. There is also good photo evidence that this is an 'ammonia fungus' as it appears in good numbers around dead and well decayed animal remains.
Common name: None
Found: Ground
Substrate: Nothofagus forest
Spore: White
Height: 100 mm
Width: 30 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Laccaria masoniae
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PDD 83120    Scale= 10 mm.
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Laccaria masoniae var. masoniae
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Scale= 7 mm.
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As this fungi ages it loses its purple colour making it difficult to identify.
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Laccaria masoniae var. masoniae
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Scale= 10 mm.
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Scale= 12 mm.
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As this fungi ages it loses its purple colour making it difficult to identify.
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Scale= 10 mm.
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As above older fruiting body's that have turned to light brown.
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Forest Fungi