Observation 142470: Lactarius subvellereus var. subdistans Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2013-08-12
Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]
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Cap up to 15 cm., whitish, stained yellow brown, thick white flesh. Gills cream to yellow brown, decurrent, narrow. Stem 40 mm. × 30 mm., whitish. White latex that is slowly very hot.

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Thanks, Noah
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-13 10:00:27 EDT (-0400)

That was very helpful. I learned a lesson about jumping to conclusions before spending the time I need to ID. I could start by not collecting so much at one time!

I enjoyed your anecdote at NEMF.


By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-08-12 23:39:04 EDT (-0400)

L. piperatus has very crowded gills and a different look to the cap,(subvellereus has almost a chalky look to it).

subdistans, not distans is the correct variety name.

Gills not close enough
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-12 22:31:17 EDT (-0400)

for one? I think I was so taken in by the very hot taste I didn’t follow through on ID’ ing.

Hi Walt,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-12 21:54:35 EDT (-0400)

Enjoyed meeting you at NEMF and taking your workshop. Are you back in Ohio?

So what tells me this is L. subvellereus var. distans vs. L. piperatus?



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