Observation 21111: Lactarius deliciosus (L.) Gray
When: 2009-05-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: David Rust found these.

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-05-18 15:40:39 CDT (-0400)

They were a bit dried out to give a lot of latex, but the lack of firs and abundance of pine needles means it will probably be deliciosus.

this is the same fine cluster that i showed earlier…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-18 13:13:51 CDT (-0400)

we have three similar species in N. CA: deliciousus and deterrimus (with a primary purple staining), both with orange latex, and rubrilacteus (with red). Dry conditions caused very scant latex in these Sierra specimens, but I also noted, as did you, that the latex was a reddish orange. But rubrilacteus is associated with Doug Fir, and these mushrooms were growing under pine. I still think that they were deliciousus, but I will ask the folks who prepped these for dinner what color they noted when they sliced them.

Are you sure?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-05-18 10:46:36 CDT (-0400)

is that red or orange latex?

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