Observation 134701: Lactarius hygrophoroides Berk. & M.A. Curtis

This was found within inches of http://mushroomobserver.org/134700 and can be seen in the bottommost photo on that Pisolithus arhizus observation.

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Recognized by sight: “This is a small to medium sized mushroom with a 3.0-10.0 cm pileus that is convex at first but expands and becomes depressed, sometimes slightly funnel-shaped, and has a dry, reddish to orange-cinnamon surface. The lamellae are somewhat distant, cream colored or yellowish-buff, adnate-decurrent, and with interconnecting veins. The mild tasting latex is white and does not stain the flesh on drying. The stipe is 3.0-5.0 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm thick, cylindric, and of similar color to the pileus” (Kimbrough, pg. 41-42)
Used references: Common Florida Mushrooms by Dr. James W. Kimbrough

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very nice sighting.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-28 13:45:08 EDT (-0400)

love the idea of old growth oaks in SW FL, and mushrooms in the sand!

look at last photo
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-05-28 13:35:02 EDT (-0400)

I edit all pictures before uploading… It seems I brightened up the color a little too much haha…

Definitely L. hygrophoroides!

Also, on another note, this oak hammock is most likely the oldest, least disturbed oak hammocks in the Southwest Florida area (many oaks here are 200+ years old). I’ve found specimens within 100 feet of this observation that I’ve also never found anywhere else here in the SWFL area.


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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-05-28 13:19:32 EDT (-0400)

A very bright L. hygrophoroides… but with closer gills. Interesting find.

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