Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hydnangiaceae

Laccaria proxima  (Boud.) Pat.

Scurfy Deceiver

Microscopy helps to separate this species from others in the genus but its more rubust stature, scalier cap and preference for acidic moorland conditions is usually indicative. Found with broadleaf and coniferous trees

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands
Phillips (2006) Mushrooms

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