The Amethyst Deceiver

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The amethyst deceiver grows indeciduous as well as coniferous forests. Due to it’s bright amethyst coloration fading with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. This common name is shared with its close relation Laccaria laccata that also fades and weathers. It is found mainly in Northern temperate zones, though it is reported to occur in tropical Central and South America as well. Recently, some of the other species in the genus have been given the common name of “deceiver”.

 

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