Observation 148902: Lactarius controversus Pers.
When: 2013-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Lactarius is proven by the latex produced in the cut cap. Lactarius is mycorrhizal. Only nearby trees were Black cottonwood and Creek dogwood. Creek dogwood was the closer tree.

Images

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In situ.
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Animal predation. Too peppery?
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Cut gills produce abundant white latex.
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Center of stipe shows hollow.
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Some latex on stipe.
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Another cap in hand. About 4.5 inches across cap.
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Both photos Lactarius1g and Lactarius1h show copious latex forming at edge of cap (right), just about to drip off.
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Both photos Lactarius1g and Lactarius1h show copious latex forming at edge of cap (right), just about to drip off.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. Quite a bit of milky latex exuded.
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. With Black cottonwood (poplar).

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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