Observation 149848: Lactarius subpurpureus Peck

When: 2013-10-20

Collection location: Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

A single specimen collected in sandy soil in mixed Pinus-Quercus woods during an NJMA foray.

The cap is ~10 cm across. A zonate cap of dull orangish-tan color, with green shades showing through. The gill edges stain purplish then green over time. No latex or spores — “loss of essence” due to old age I guess. :)

A very distinct-looking species, so could be an easy case if it’s in the Bessete guide (which I don’t have).



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