Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hydnangiaceae
Species: Laccaria amethystina Cooke
Synonyms: Agaricus lividopurpureus
Laccaria laccata var. amethystina
Omphalia amethysteus
Common Name: Amethyst Deceiver


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Laccaria amethystinaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (58)
Quercus (22)
Corylus avellana (11)
Quercus petraea (9)
Beech (8)
Picea (3)
Betula pubescens (3)
Tilia (2)
Larix (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (40)
Woodland: mixed (24)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (13)
Woodland (12)
Parkland and scattered trees (10)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (9)
Woodland: broadleaved (6)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (4)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (61)
Soil Leaves (40)
Soil Mossy (18)
Soil Grassy (14)
Leaf Litter (13)
Larch (Larix) (5)
Litter (5)
Soil Needle (5)
Fraxinus (1)
Moss (1)
Stump (1)
Tree (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (3)
July (5)
August (20)
September (61)
October (118)
November (19)