Observation 191711: Lactarius areolatus Hesler & A.H. Sm.

When: 2014-10-22

Collection location: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes: Found at 10:49 am.
Mycorrhizal, growing close to an oak tree.
Pileus size: 3.7cm
Pileus color: light brown on outer edge, darker brown on inside (radiating toward the outer edge, slightly orange
Pileus surface: smooth, shiny, silky, (became wrinkled after a few days)
The margin of the pileus is lined by a rusty, dark brown color (same shade as the color of the middle of the pileus and gills)
When the pileus is bruised in the light brown areas, the flesh turns a dark brown color.
Pileal shape: mod. indented, slightly depressed
Pileus margin: rimos, uplifted
Stipe color: faded brown, grey, 3/4 of the way down the stipe it turns completely grey in color.
Stipe width: 0.5 cm
Stipe length: 4.0 cm
Stipe shape: solid
Stipe surface: fibrillose
Stipe base: mycelial pad
Location of stipe: central
Gill Attachment: attached to collar of stipe (the stipe is stained with a white substance at the gill attachment site as shown in the picture)
Gill margin: crenate, scalloped
Gills color: dark brown
Gills width: 4mm
There is a lot of space between the gills, easily separable.
-at margin: >2mm apart
-1/2 way to margin: 3/mm apart
Lamellae: somewhat crisped
Lamellulae/short gills length: 3 tiers

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