Observation 149451: Zelleromyces cinnabarinus Singer & A.H. Sm.

Several fruitbodies on soil surface. Found in a shaded area on margin of planted rows of loblolly pine. Cinnamon brown color sporocarps, when sliced in half have the look of sequestrate gastroid type mushroom and not a puffball. Hints of gills inside as well as suggestion of a stipe running down the middle. Immediately milk was exuded and especially around perimeter of fruitbody and along the stipe-like zone down center of fruitbody. Latex white. No smell noted.

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Thanks Daniel
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2013-10-21 14:35:52 CDT (-0500)
Latex present
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-21 11:41:39 CDT (-0500)

Zelleromcyces is a species related to Arcangeliella and Macowanites, so should have latex exuding from the columella (the stipe-like zone) and the peridium (the perimeter of fruitbody). Related to both Russula and Lactarius, but probably more closely related to Lactarius. Also, fungus is loculate, and color indicates maturity. I’m rather surprised at proximity to Loblolly pine.

Nice find!

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