Laccaria tortilis

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Laccaria tortilis

11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, or flattened, sometimes depessed, radially lined, pinkish, darker at the cente, margin scalloped, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, distant, thick, pink

Stem

Cylindrical, sometimes broader at the apex, often irregular, smooth, pink

Flesh

Fragile, pink

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to early winter

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On damp soil in woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, spiny (10.5-15) µm

Edibility

Edible

Notes

This beautiful little fungus is easily overlooked. Note that it can grow alongside the superficially similar Laccaria laccata.

Additional Photographs

Laccaria tortilis

11 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Laccaria tortilis

3 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Laccaria tortilis

3 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Laccaria tortilis

3 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin