Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Agaricales 
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 Scientific Name: Laccaria laccata

Laccaria laccata (Scop.: Fr.) Berk. & Br., Grevillea 12: 70. 1884.

Basionym: Agaricus laccatus Scop., Fl. Carniol., 2 edn (Vienna) 2: 444. 1772.

 Description: Pileus 1-3 cm, flat, red to grayish red, smooth, margin slightly striate. Gills adnate to decurrent, distant of several lengths, grayish red, smooth. Stipe central, 3-6 × 0.2-0.3 cm, hollow, dark red, striate, tomentous at base. Spores globose, hyaline, spinulate, I-, 7-10 μm. Hyphae with clamps.

Taiwan, Nantou: Tsuifeng, on soil, 25 June 2002, CWN 05514 (TNM F0016122).

 Habitat: Gregarious on soil in broad-leaved forest.

China, Europe, North America.


Imazeki, R. and Hongo, T. 1987; Breitenbach, J. and Kranzlin, E. 1991; Chang, T. T. et al. 2001.


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is edible.