Called the Deceiver as it looks like many other small fungi and can be various hues and colours.
|Common Names||The Deceiver, Waxy Laccaria|
|Scientific Name||Laccaria laccata|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||6|
Convex to flattened with depressed centre and even upturned edges, can have undulating edges with age. Red/orange/salmon pink/brown but fading with age.
Gills red/orange/salmon pink/brown. Widely spaced, broad and irregular with shorter gills in between.
A few species of small mushrooms look similar so be sure of the identity before consuming.
White, cream/yellow. Globose to subglobose with spines.
Taste / Smell
OK but best added to other mushroom dishes to make up the numbers. Use only the caps as the stems are fibrous.