• 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 Washington

The inedible and less common Laccaria montana, Laccaria pumila and Laccaria tortilis differ in that they are 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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