Observation 111389: Lactarius Pers.
When: 2012-09-27
No herbarium specimen

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If I had to make a decision
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-27 21:42:29 PDT (-0700)

I’d go with Lactarius, especially in your area.

Usually Russula has a rounded cap, like an unfurled umbrella.

Often Lactarius has a central depression in the cap, like this.

Real easy to tell the difference when the specimen is fresh: cut the gills or scratch the stipe near the gills with a fingernail. If there is latex, Lactarius. If no latex, Lactarius still possible, but more probably Russula. Maybe something like Russula brevipes if found in sandy soils.

Created: 2012-09-27 20:10:56 PDT (-0700)
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