Laccaria amethystina

Laccaria amethystina

© Avelino Vieira

Description: Flat cap or with a velvety covering, convex when young and plane later, not fleshy or thin, with a wavy or toothed edge. It presents a violet or bright blue violet color. The blades are spaced and irregular when adult, and it is possible to observe dark stains, corresponding to the production of spores. The stalk is cylindrical and sometimes tortuous, striated and has the same color as the cap. The meat is violet with an aniseed flavor.

Stalk: 3.5-10 cm Cap 2-7 cm

Habitat: Wet woods, especially of coniferous.

Fruiting season: June to December.

Gastronomic classification: edible.

Where to find in the Arouca Geopark: Ameixieira (PR4), Adaúfe (PR3), Bustelo (PR3), Chão de Espinho (PR4), Espinheiro (PR3), Forcada (PR4), Fuste (PR3).