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Laccaria amethystina (Huds.) Cooke (Amethyst Deceiver)
||20 October 2007
|OS grid ref
||51° 20' N, 0° 60' W
||Vice County: North Hants, VC12, England
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|Stage or state
||Specimen with contorted cap
||A specimen with strongly contorted cap. Microscopic examination of a gill fragment squash prep in Phloxine failed to reveal any heterobasidiomycete basidia, nor any anomalous spores (except a few Boletoid contaminants). So unusual shape seems to be a growth form, not parasitism.
Spores: spherical, densely echinate.