Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Hydnangiaceae

Laccaria laccata  (Scop.) Cooke


Not called the deciever for nothing, a variable species both within the genus and similar looking species. Common in all types of woodland, pasture and also on moors. It has been referred to as a mycological weed

Breitenbach & Kranzlin (1991) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 3, Boletes and Agarics, 1st Part
O'Reilly (2016) Fascinated by Fungi
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands