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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Hydnangiaceae: Laccaria amethystina (Huds.) Cooke

Laccaria amethystina – amethyst deceiver

Synonyms: Agaricus amethystinus, Agaricus lividopurpureus, Clitocybe amethystina, Collybia amethystina, Laccaria amethystea, Laccaria hudsonii, Laccaria laccata, Russuliopsis laccata.

Common names: amethyst deceiver, Amethyst Laccaria.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Laccaria amethystina, commonly known as the amethyst deceiver, is a small brightly colored mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. The mushroom itself is edible, but can absorb arsenic from the soil. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. This common name is shared with its close relation Laccaria laccata that also fades and weathers. It is found mainly in Northern temperate zones, though it is reported to occur in tropical Central and South America as well. Recently, some of the other species in the genus have been given the common name of "deceiver".

Chinese: 紫蜡蘑, Czech: Lakovka ametystová, Dutch: Amethistzwam, Finnish: Lehtolohisieni, French: Laccaire améthyste, Galician: Ametista impostora, German: Violetter Lacktrichterling, Hungarian: Lila pénzecskegomba, Italian: Laccaria amethistina, Lithuanian: Ametistinė lakabudė, Polish: Lakówka ametystowa, Romanian: Amăgitoarea de ametist, Russian: Лаковица аметистовая, Sakha: Көҕөрөөн, Serbian: Љубичаста гљивица, Swedish: Ametistskivling, Ukrainian: Лакакрія лілова, Walloon: Bleu tchampion.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Amethyst deceiver mushroom (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushroom (Laccaria amethystina) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on maps1618 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-28.htm">April 28, 2018</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, April 28, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Cap of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) in wet area in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkCap of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) in wet area in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Underside of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) in wet area in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) in wet area in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Amethyst deceiver mushroom (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) at Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-02.htm">November 2, 2019</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushroom (Laccaria amethystina) at Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 2, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) near the creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-02.htm">November 2, 2019</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) near the creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 2, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>)(?) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-01.htm">December 1, 2019</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina)(?) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Monrgomery. Texas, December 1, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkAmethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Underside of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gills of amethyst deceiver mushroom (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkGills of amethyst deceiver mushroom (Laccaria amethystina) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close up of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of amethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected amethyst deceiver mushrooms (<B>Laccaria amethystina</B>) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkDissected amethyst deceiver mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) on a wet slope on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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