Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina

A recent illustration featured on a soon-to-be-installed interpretation board at Kenilworth Common Local Nature Reserve.

First described in 1778, this lovely fungi is often found in dark, damp leaf litter and is especially abundant under beech trees. The colour deepens when wet and particularly vivid when young. In dry conditions it fades to white. The cap starts off convexed becoming almost flat and pales as it matures. You'll find it between June and November.    

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