Observation 212888: Lactarius scrobiculatus (Scop.) Fr.
When: 2015-07-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in soil at an elevation of about 10,000+ feet on Winsor Trail. Mainly conifers present. This specimen was so covered with soil it had to be “cleaned” quite a bit to get a decent photo. Photos not taken in situ, but later in another location. Any other ideas as to identification welcomed.

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Edward Barge THANK YOU!
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2015-08-15 08:38:54 PDT (-0700)

How wonderful for you to point out another possibility. I think you’ve hit it on the head! Had never heard of either of these Lactarius species. Saw this a few weeks ago on a trip and have been searching for an answer. Don’t recall how I saw the observations of L. repraesentaneus, but I was sort of doubtful because of the cap margin. I am now looking at observations of the name you proposed. Certainly seems to be it. Thought the potholes to be so distinctive. Thanks again. Sylvia

Lactarius scrobiculatus
By: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)
2015-08-15 06:01:19 PDT (-0700)

L. scrobiculatus is another possibility. It has yellow staining latex as opposed to the violet staining latex of L. repraesentaneus. It is also very acrid and typically has a sparsely tomentose cap margin, whereas L. repraesentaneus is mild to slightly acrid, and typically has a densely bearded cap margin.

I’m more inclined toward L. scrobiculatus on this observation, mainly based on the cap margin.

Nice find!

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