Observation 133781: Lactarius Pers.
When: 2013-05-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Terrestial

Proposed Names

27% (1)
Recognized by sight: if attached to wood
66% (3)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: maybe near L. areolatus/L. rimosellus

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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theiogalus
By: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)
2013-05-17 08:58:44 COT (-0500)

is a confusing epithet. It has been applied to a number of different orange-brown Lactarius species including L. chrysorrheus and L. tabidus. Here’s an interesting paper on section Tabidi in Europe and the taxonomic confusion surrounding the epithet theiogalus. http://www.landesmuseum.at/...
The authors of this paper suggest synonymy between Agaricus theiogalus Bull. (= L. theiogalus Bull. (Gray).) and L. chrysorrheus Fr. However, index fungorum still treats L. theiogalus as a valid name. I think it’s confusing and should not be used, but I guess until it’s officially determined what to do with the epithet it’s fair game!

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