Observation 14500: Lactarius olympianus Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2008-11-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in mixed Western hemlock/Douglas fir stand near bottom of Larch Mountain, at about MP 5.1; CAP: 2.3 inches wide (5.8 cm), pinkish-red center zone, with orange-buff. then light orange zone at the edge of cap, viscid/damp to the touch; GILLS: adnate to adnexed orange, with voluminous white latex at the least damage (this damage caused by a bracken fern frond); stipe somewhat striate, with noticeable bumps/enlargements along the length of the 4-inch stipe (10cm), yellowish-orange, bottom half inch of stipe with white rhizomorphs that easily separate from the stipe.

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Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, under Lactarius alnicola, p. 72.

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