Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

Observation - Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) - UK and Ireland. Description: Found beneath a small oak tree. After leaving the cap under glass for several hours to obtain spore print (very pale lilac, almost invisible) the cap had gone from a deep purple to a light brown, confirming the hygrophanous nature of Amethyst Deceivers.

Found beneath a small oak tree. After leaving the cap under glass for several hours to obtain spore print (very pale lilac, almost invisible) the cap had gone from a deep purple to a light brown, confirming the hygrophanous nature of Amethyst Deceivers.
In the early morning light in which I found this, the purple/lilac gills looked magnificent.