Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hydnangiaceae

Laccaria fraterna  (Sacc.) Pegler

Gumtree Deceiver

The common name is derived from its close association with Eucalytus species. It is also found with other broadleaved trees, especially Salix. Not easily differentiated from the common Laccaria species but the reddish-brown cap gives a clue to something different. Rarely recorded

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1991) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 3, Boletes and Agarics, 1st Part
Knudsen & Vesterholt, editors (2012) Funga Nordica
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands

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