Laccaria amethystina, commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver is a small brightly colored, edible mushroom, that grows in deciduous as well as coniferous forests. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. This common name is shared with its close relation Laccaria laccata that also fades and weathers. It is found mainly in Northern temperate zones, though it is reported to occur in tropical Central and South America as well. Recently, some of the other species in the genus have been given the common name of "deceiver".

Laccaria amethystina, de son nom vernaculaire le laccaire améthyste est un champignon basidiomycète de la famille des hydnangiacées, comestible. Il pousse de la fin de l'été au début de l'hiver dans les emplacements humides des bois de conifères ou de feuillus. Il est parfois aussi fréquent que l'espèce-type du genre, Laccaria laccata. Il est courant dans l'hémisphère nord.

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