Observation 102309: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2012-07-20

Collection location: Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

These seemed to key out very well as L. rufus… until I looked at the spores. Size/shape of spores not even close to L. rufus. Spores for this collection subglobose to globose approximately 5.5-7. A few larger spores seen in gill mount… up to about 8.5. Micro photo is gill edge in Congo red… so I’m thinking this shows abundant cheilocystidia.

Latex white, abundant, not staining gills, drying white. Gills narrow. Cap concolorous to faintly zoned, reddish brown. Taste very acrid.

Found in sphagnum moss under conifers.

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Based on microscopic features: See notes.
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Used references: Bessette, Harris, Bessette

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