• cap, stem and flesh are dull orange
  • gills are flesh-colored
  • stem is tough, hollow and grooved/striate
  • spore deposit is white
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Look-alikes in California

The similar-looking Laccaria fraterna, of unknown edibility, differs in that cap is reddish brown and it grows in association with ornamental trees. The inedibleLaccaria tortilis differ in that it is smaller (under 35 mm broad) and prefer high elevations. The edible and similar-looking Laccaria proxima and Laccaria nobilis differ in that the cap is larger (up to 8 cm broad) and slightly scalier. The edible Laccaria bicolor differs in that the gills are faintly purplish.

See also Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis .

Related topics: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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