Common Laccaria Laccaria laccata (Scopoli) Cooke    Synonyms: Deceiver.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Hydnangiaceae   >   Genus Laccaria   

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Note that L. laccata var. laccata, is "nearly identical [to var. pallidifolia], except the gills are darker reddish colored and the spores are more elliptical" (Bessette. Bessette & Neil). It is often reported as one of the "most common mushrooms in North America." (L. Biechele, pers. comm.) MushroomExpert.com starts its species account as follows: "This ubiquitous, boring mushroom is my Laccaria nemesis."

There are 77 records in the project database.

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Common Laccaria in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/2/2020). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/7/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Laccaria laccata var. pallidifolia in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/16/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/29/2018). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/20/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/29/2018). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/15/2020). (c) Thomas Tooke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tmtooke via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/20/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/7/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Laccaria laccata (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/3/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Laccaria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/3/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Common Laccaria specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Laccaria laccata specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Nearly round, spines 1-2.5 microns; measured 7.9-8.3 X 7.6-8.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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