Observation 119530: Lactarius luculentus Burl.
When: 2012-12-09
Collection location: Washington, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

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By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-12-09 19:40:25 PST (-0800)

They were growing next to a tree but I didn’t even stop to contemplate it’s identity, nor would I have been able to in all likelihood. When I made a gill cross section, a nice milky white fluid emerged.

An interesting observation: A gill cross section reveals highly abundant pleurocystidia, but oddly a cut-out section reveals only rare pleurocystidia (this is not normally the case). Spores appear to be white.

I’m frightened within myself to eat it! There are many bugs! A man should not have to eat bugs! Y’know?

Did you taste it? What color is the latex?
By: Brian McNett (KitsapMycologist)
2012-12-09 19:24:02 PST (-0800)

This could possibly be Lactarius luculentus, var. laetus, if it has a mild flavor. Conversely, if the flavor is intensely acrid, it may be var. luculentus.

Occurrence under Doug-fir might rule out var. laetus.

Created: 2012-12-09 18:19:47 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-12-09 19:25:27 PST (-0800)
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