Name: Laccaria ochropurpurea
Authority: (Berk.) Peck 1896
Vouchered by: Joseph Walsh
Date found: 9/20/2008
Collected by: Joseph Walsh
Voucher ID: 137
Confirming Mycologist: None Recorded
Latitude: 036.944 N
Longitude: 090.331 W
City: Wappapello
County: Wayne/Stoddard
State: Missouri
Site location: Camp Latonka
Habitat: bottomland - forest
Moisture conditions: just rained
Substrate: grass
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:762
Spore length: 7 - 8 microns
Spore width: 7 - 8 microns
Spore color: hyaline
Spore texture: ornamented with spines
Spore shape: subglobose to globose
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d
Taste; Has no taste. Odor; None. Extremely common fall mushroom. Pale pinkish-brown color, with beautiful pinkish to purple colored gills, and pale pinkish stalk. Gills attached. Stalk is fibrous, tough and dry. Very abundant in clusters, or scattered. An edible mushroom, although it can be confused with a few dangerously poisonous species, such as cortinarius. In my opinion, not very choice. A.k.a., Purple-gilled laccaria. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Laccaria ochropurpurea. For further information on this species, not this exact specimen, go to Michael Kuo's website: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/laccaria_ochropurpurea.html

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