Observation 120090: Lactarius pseudomucidus Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2012-12-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in very old decomposed logs under Douglas Fir.

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While Lactarius pseudomucidus likes conifers,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-16 03:37:35 BRST (-0200)

it is not known to be lignicolous. Thus “Growing in very old decomposed logs” seems unlikely for L. pseudomucidus.

That said, the stipe does have the gray-brown color of L. pseudomucidus, but lacks the white latex reported for L. pseudomucidus in Arora (p. 77).

These two important features: no visible white latex, and lignicolous habitat, suggest another Lactarius. I can see some minor latex in the bisected photo here. But I would not call it white: maybe clear or colorless would be a better description. Is there more latex than just the last photo?

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