Observation 138122: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2013-06-30

Collection location: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin (Tmethyl)

No specimen available


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The smell
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-09 20:27:57 CDT (-0400)

if you can confirm Lactarius by spores, the smell that Justin mentioned (along with the small size, orange colors, and strong basal mycelium) remind me of the group that L. camphoratus is in.

Here’s an interesting discussion on that group from Wikipedia:

“The candy caps have been placed in various infrageneric groups of Lactarius depending on the author. Bon2 defined the candy caps and allies as making up the subsection Camphoratini of the section Olentes. Subsection Camphoratini is defined by their similarity in color, odor (with the exception of L. rostratus – see below), and by the presence of macrocystidia on their hymenium. (The other subsection of Olentes, Serifluini, is also aromatic, but have very different aromas from the Camphoratini and are entirely lacking in cystidia.)3

Bon2 and later European authors treated all species that were aromatic and had at least a partially epithelial pileipellis as section Olentes, whereas Hesler and Smith4 and later North American authors5 treat all species with such a pileipellis (both aromatic and non-aromatic) as the section Thojogali. However, a thorough molecular phylogenetic investigation of Lactarius has yet to be published, and older classification systems of Lactarius are generally not regarded as natural.3"

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-07-09 20:22:19 CDT (-0400)

i think you are right.
i just looked at the gills.
they do not appear to be rusty at all…
probably white spored.

Just going to put this out there
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-09 20:20:33 CDT (-0400)

It would surprise me if these were not Lactarius

Time to get down to business
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-07-09 20:15:32 CDT (-0400)

So glad to hear that.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-07-09 20:11:10 CDT (-0400)

along with the others.

Sent these to Blood for micro
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-07-03 18:21:31 CDT (-0400)

I forgot to add that they smelled extremely sharp and pungent.
Just holding these in your hands you could smell them.
Not nasty, but not good.

By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2013-06-30 09:20:38 CDT (-0400)

I did save a few of them.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-06-30 09:18:14 CDT (-0400)

did you keep these?

Created: 2013-06-30 09:15:50 CDT (-0400)
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