Amethyst Deceiver

Common Name Amethyst Deceiver
Scientific Name Laccaria amethystea
Family Tricholoma Fungi
Description A distinctive mauve fungus found in shaded woods, both deciduous and coniferous; especially associated with beech. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
11-11-11 Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystea)
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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest

Wareham Forest (Northport Heath)

Forestry, Site of Scientific Interest

Arne Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest

Upton Country Park

BCP Council
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Arne Nature Reserve Present
Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve Present
Upton Country Park Present
Wareham Forest (Northport Heath) Present