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Laccaria ochropurpurea

Common Name: Purple-gilled Laccaria

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood or Conifer Woods

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: Purple

Comments: 

This mushroom can grow to be pretty large, and generally looks uninteresting until you flip it over and look at the gills. They are often a fairly vibrant purple.

Said to be an ok edible.

Lookalikes: 

Some species of Cortinarius can look similar, but they will have a cobwebby material over the gills when they are young. Cortinarius species also have a rusty brown spore print.

Photos:

Laccaria ochropurpurea

10/7/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Laccaria ochropurpurea

9/30/11 - Deam Wilderness - Bloomington, IN

 

Laccaria ochropurpurea

10/4/11 - Hoosier National Forest

Laccaria ochropurpurea

11/2/11 - Griffy Woods - Bloomington, IN

Laccaria ochropurpurea

Laccaria ochropurpurea

8/28/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN

Laccaria ochropurpurea

9/11/12 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN

Laccaria ochropurpurea

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN

Laccaria ochropurpurea

9/20/12 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan County, IN

 

Other Sightings:

9/29/12 - Ross Hills Park - West Lafayette, IN