Observation 128716: Lactarius Pers.
When: 2013-02-15
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Big NA Milky Book…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-16 13:26:17 MST (-0700)

says, “often with a coral pink zone at the apex” for the stipe of L. torminosus var. torminosus, and " apex usually tinged pinkish" for L. pubescens var. pubescens.

birch was near
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-02-16 13:19:48 MST (-0700)

Thanks guys for your help.

very important for the recognition between L.torminosus and L.pubescens is pinkish line between the stem and gills

As you can see in the added photo

If they were with birches,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-16 09:08:39 MST (-0700)

in Europe there is also another very rare one with willow, Lactarius scoticus. Do not know the situation in Canada tho.

Eva, another possibility may be…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-16 09:02:39 MST (-0700)

the very similar L. torminosus. Looks like one character that may be used to separate the two species is the forked gills of L. torminosus. Can’t quit tell from your photo.

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