Sunday, 16 November 2014

Beautiful mushroom with beautiful spores

Found this beautiful Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) nestling at the base of a pine tree in Pembrey Forest. When I had a look at the spores they were every bit as pretty as the fungus itself.



The spores are only about 10 thousandths of a mm wide.

1 comment:

  1. Splendid Colin --- the spikes on round spores show up well. The tiny Laccaria tortilis, Twisted Deceiver also has round spores but very much larger with prominent spikes. This tiny one is mycorrhizal with willows. Several other Laccaria have different shaped spores.

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