Species: Laccaria masoniaeGo Back
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Description:
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This species is a little odd in that it change colour as it ages, it starts out a lovely purple then slowly goes tan. There is also good photo evedance that this is an 'ammonia fungus' as it apears in good numbers around dead and well decayed animal remains.
Ammonia fungus
Common name: None
Found: Ground
Substrate: Nothofagus forest
Spore: White
Height: 100 mm
Width: 30 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Laccaria masoniaeScale bar 
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 Scale = 10 mm.
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Laccaria masoniae var. masoniae 
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As this fungi ages it loses its purple colour making it difficult to identify.Scale = 7 mm.
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Laccaria masoniae var. masoniae 
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 Scale = 10 mm.
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As this fungi ages it loses its purple colour making it difficult to identify.Scale = 12 mm.
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As above older fruiting body's that have turned to light brown.Scale = 10 mm.
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