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Laccaria amethystina

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’. 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".




De amethistzwam (Laccaria amethystina), ook wel rodekoolzwam genoemd, is een zwam uit het geslacht van de fopzwammen, een plaatjeszwam zonder manchet. De plant is vanwege de kleur genoemd naar de kwartsvariëteit amethist.



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Taken on December 4, 2011