Observation 107838: Lactarius torminosus (Schaeff.) Gray

When: 2012-08-29

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Pinkish cap color favors L. pubescens var. betulae. Non-staining latex favors var. pubescens.

Note how the bearded cap margins almost form a partial veil over the gills of the unexpanded caps.

Under birch.

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Thanks Noah. Looks like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-08 10:40:49 -05 (-0500)

the frequently forked gills point toward torminosus. The one character that seems to not fit is the browish spotting on the gills. Mixed birch/conifer habitat fits torminosus.

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