Observation 138117: Lactarius Pers.

Found in a mixed forest. The nearest trees were alder and maple, but conifers were not too far either.

Latex white, unchanging. It gets quickly absorbed in the flesh, but at gill edges, there are spots of dried milk that look white (photo). Latex applied to paper leaves yellow spots.

Caps not striate. Odor pleasant, taste peppery, but not strong, and only after a minute.

Spores round 7.5 – 9 microns. My sources don’t have spore drawings of L. subviscidus, the long prominences I’m not seeing here. (Count my experience with Russ./Lact. spores as minimal.)

I know more microscopy is needed, but don’t feel enthusiastic.


Dry latex.

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