Observation 207813: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2015-06-17

Collection location: Lake Bistineau State Park, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Growing on the ground in mixed woods with caps only up to 2.0 cm across.
Spore print was sparse but whitish.
Spores amyloid.
Spores ~ 7.0-10.0 X 6.0-8.0 microns, broadly ellipsoid, with spiny warts and almost no reticula.
I wasn’t expecting white, spiny, amyloid spores from these little guys so I didn’t test for taste and no obvious milk was seen from the gills.
A second collection of two was found in the same area and proved to be the same, only younger and in better shape. Caps up to 2.5 cm across.
Spores ~ 6.9-9.9 X 6.0-7.2 microns.


Spores from 2nd group in Melzers @ 1000X.

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Looks like a Lactarius to me
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-06-26 20:05:15 PDT (-0700)

one of the ones with very scant milk, I guess

Created: 2015-06-26 16:15:44 PDT (-0700)
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