Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hydnangiaceae
Species: Laccaria amethystina Cooke
Synonyms: Agaricus amethysteus
Agaricus amethystinus
Agaricus lividopurpureus
Clitocybe amethystea
Laccaria laccata var. amethystea
Laccaria laccata var. amethystina
Omphalia amethystea
Common Name: Amethyst Deceiver

British Red Data List (2006): Near Threatened
Click on the dots to get a species list for the 10km square that it represents.
This distribution map was produced using DMap
Laccaria amethystinaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  Pascal McCaughan Photographer:  David Mitchel
Have you a photograph, digital or otherwise that you would like to provide for this page? Or would you like to use this photograph? If so, please e-mail David Mitchel at the address given on the home page.

Or search Google Images for this species
View this species in its UK context on the NBN Atlas
Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (68)
Quercus (22)
Corylus avellana (11)
Quercus petraea (9)
Betula pubescens (3)
Picea (3)
Tilia (2)
Quercus robur (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Larix (1)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (40)
Woodland: mixed (24)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (13)
Woodland (12)
Parkland and scattered trees (10)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (9)
Woodland: broadleaved (6)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (5)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (4)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (66)
Soil Leaves (41)
Soil Mossy (18)
Soil Grassy (14)
Leaf Litter (13)
Litter (5)
Soil Needle (5)
Moss (1)
Stump (1)
Tree (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (7)
June (3)
July (6)
August (23)
September (65)
October (124)
November (21)