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Although very common, Laccaria species can be tricky to identify because they can change colour – hence their common name “The Deceiver”. Relatively small fungi, growing in troops and with flesh-pink gills usually turn out to be in this genus. The secret that makes them Laccarias, is their round spores with spikes on them.
Fruit-body: Orange to reddish-brown colour fading with age or rain; juvenile shape is convex, aging to plane seldom upturned; diameter to 40 mm. The gills are generally pink to flesh colour and slightly paler than the cap, fading with age.
Stem: Reddish-brown, sometimes twisted, white or off-white basal mycelium. No ring.
Spore print: White.
Habit: Can be solitary, but usually in groups in grass or on forest edges.
Notes: Extremely common in native gardens, lawns and leaf litter.