Observation 151648: Lactarius Pers.
When: 2013-11-09
(47.4939° -121.7861° 200m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Does anyone know what this cute little guy is? Found just off a hiking trail in a small bunch of three or four. It was a strong orange-red in the wild; a few hours later it has turned a bit more towards orange and brown. Smell is mild, mushroomey.

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight
16% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. Key to this obs. may be the last photo, which appears to show Sphagnum moss. L. rufus is often associated with Sphagnum in northern boggy areas.
26% (1)
Recognized by sight: Could be…there are several described species of orange Lactarius in NA that are difficult to tell apart. Other possibilities include L. luculentus, L. subflammeus, L. subviscidus, L. substriatus.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Created: 2013-11-10 00:02:52 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-11-13 12:04:41 EST (-0500)
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