Observation 171591: Lactarius scrobiculatus (Scop.) Fr.

When: 2014-07-15

Collection location: Lowndes Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: vsumycologylab

No specimen available

Habitat: Found In ectomycorrhizal association with conifer tree

Notes: Diameter of pileus measured to be 6 cm. Measurement of stipe was 3 cm while stipe and pileus was near 4 cm. Stalk seemed short and hollow. Surface of the pileus was slimy and yellow –brown in color. The pileus also had an inward roll near the margin and had a big depression is the middle of the pileus. Gills were present underside of the pileus. Gills were decurrent and yellow-cream in color. When bruised the fruiting body exuded milky colored latex which turned yellow after being exposed for a while. Odor of the specimen was sweet.

Rationale for ID: This specimen was determined to be Lactarius scrobiculatus because of the habitat, spore print and morphologically attribute. Having gills,being ectomycorrhizal and exuding white latex put this specimen into Lactarius genus. This specimen has short stipe, white spore print , elliptical and warted spores. Spore size being 7 µm.The latex turning from white to yellow is another attribute that helps identify this specimen.



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Used references: Mushroom demystified and mushroomexpert.com
Based on microscopic features: white spore print, elliptical in shape and ornamented with warts.

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