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I had suspected the camera may have lightened up the color.
Back when these were still called L. aquifluus I tried preparing some as food. They tasted much like they smell, maple/butterscotch. What an excellent addition to a mac/cheese casserole. The flavor permeated the whole thing. But after getting a relatively minor stomach each of the three times I ate them, I decided to give up on this. I still have a jar of dried ones from… 198? I can still detect the pleasant aroma.
I always appreciate your thoughtful input. These were indeed pale orange brown but unfortunately the photos made them look even paler that they were in reality.
Just noticed your last sentence: quite certain they are the same. I cut many of them open, smelled them and examined the latex. It was quite a large flush—in various stages of maturity.
I initially thought the mushrooms looked kinda pale/gray for L. helvus. Also, the caps show no variably colored zones. But reviewing this species, which years back seemed more common in my area, I see that color and zones on the cap are quite variable.
Watery latex, thick club-shaped stipe with cavernous interior, fragrant odor, and all other traits described in the notes for this observation well support the helvus proposal.
I guess the only question I have, Terri and Donna… How certain are you that all the mushrooms in all the photos are the same species?
Created: 2015-09-16 17:27:41 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2015-09-16 20:35:19 PDT (-0700)
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