Observation 141682: Lactarius piperatus (L.) Pers.
When: 2013-07-31
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Chalky white to white caps dying dingy white.Caps 70-75mm. with a stipe length of 30-50mm. Stipe width at apex 18-23mm. Pileal shape is uplifted and infundibuliform. Cap orbicular and unicolorous. Margin incurved to decurved, and entire.Cap surface dry and smooth, but had some tiny pits with some small white granules. Otherwise the pileal surface was glabrous.Flesh was white, brittle became slightly yellowish, and was 1-2mm at margin and 5-10 mm in the center. No distinctive odor, but the white latex that slowly changed yellow was very hot for some time. Gills were white, becoming yellowish-white, decurrent,narrow and crowded to close. Gill margin, smooth and had dull faces. Many different lengths of lamellulae were present, with some forking about halfway from the margin , while others forked near the stipe. Stipe, central, terrete tapered towards the base, white smooth, chalky,solid becoming hollow. Terrestrial, solitary near Oak.

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