Observation 118461: Lactarius Pers.
When: 2012-11-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: slow white unchanging milk, no flavor or odor. with Douglas fir. Cap surface looks and feels “felty” or woolly.

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Recognized by sight: The cap can be quite variable, but the white latex and orange gills, plus orange-tinted glandules on the stipe are descriptive.
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Recognized by sight: Smith described this variety from northern CA, I’ll post the description in a comment.

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Hesler & Smith’s description
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-02-08 21:16:06 PST (-0800)

Pileus 4-10 cm broad, at first plane to slightly depressed, broadly depressed in age or with an uplifted margin causing cap to appear vase-shaped, glabrous and slimy, azonate to subzonate near the margin, color “army-brown” to “sorghum brown” (deep vinaceous-brown), margin minutely tomentose at first. Context whitish, rather thin, brittle, odor faint, taste very sharply acrid; latex white, unchanging and not staining.

Lamellae crowded, narrow, adnate, many forked near the stipe, pale yellow (“warm buff”),gradually becoming “ochraceous-buff” and finally “Sayal-brown” (dull cinnamon), not spotted.

Stipe 4-7 (10) cm long, 1-2.5 cm thick, tapering below, glabrous, dry and unpolished, concolorous with gills or darker, sometimes scrobiculate, stuffed becoming hollow.

Spores 6.5-8 X 6-7 Au, globose to broadly ellipsoid, reticulate or marked with broken lines to form an incomplete reticulum; prominences + 0.5,u high. Basidia 4-spored. Pleurocystidia: macrocystidia 52-70 X 7-12 /i, fusoid to aciculate; pseudocystidia filamentose, rare. Cheilocystidia similar to macrocystidia but smaller. Pileus trama heteromerous. Cuticle of pileus a collapsing ixotrichoderm of narrow (2-3.5, wide) hyphae (in revived sections often appearing as an ixolattice or ixocutis). Stipe cuticle a simple cutis.

Habit, habitat, and distribution.
-Gregarious under conifers (including Sequoia, redwood) near Trinidad, California, Nov. 12, 1937, Smith 8658 (type, MICH). Observations.-This variety should probably be given species rank, but in view of the intricate pattern of variation in this stirps we prefer not to do so at present. The lamellae which become dull cinnamon in age and are yellow at first, the dry stipe (a feature of doubtful value in this group, only a faint odor when fresh, and nonspotting gills are possibly distinctive.

Lactarius deliciosus var. olivaceosordidus
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-01 14:10:11 PST (-0800)

Looks similar in some ways but there’s no taste or smell and the latex is white. Stumped.

Green staining of L. deliosus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-01 14:03:13 PST (-0800)

is not consistent. Arora says “surface … often zoned; color variable: dull orange to carrot-orange or orange-brown, sometimes blotched with or entirely green; gading in age or dry weather to brownish, gray, dull greenish-gay, or even yellowish …” He says of the gills: “…yellowish or orange-buff, greenish where wounded …” L. deliciosus does not always stain green in Oregon, at least. Even when bruised or “wounded”. Arora also says the latex is “scant”, but I have seen it sometimes rather abundant. Whether this variation is a difference in latitude or something else is still questioned.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-01 11:45:06 PST (-0800)

There is no green staining on this mushroom nor is the milk carrot orange nor any part of the fruit body. The surface of the cap is visibly woolly/felty/fibrillose.

Created: 2012-11-30 18:29:26 PST (-0800)
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