Observation 24284: Lactarius vinaceorufescens A.H. Sm.
When: 2009-08-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This one’s something of a mystery. Some aspects of its appearance suggest Tricholoma; others Cortinarius; others Lactarius. (I checked for latex and there was none, though the radially-fibrous cap is almost as good at ruling out the latter genus). Gills a bit decurrent, creamish with brownish to rusty areas. White stipe. Brown, fibrous cap. Hollow stipe. Seems like many parts can bruise brownish. Found in Zone 24 not far from “those logs”.

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Recognized by sight: Like Irene said it’s lactarius with red staining gills and the fact that you had another observation from the same day I’m going with vinaceorufescens which should have yellow latex

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-13 16:24:23 PDT (-0700)

…no latex from these. Different look from the yellowing-latex Lactarius found close by.

Absolutely Lactarius
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-12 23:31:42 PDT (-0700)

but to get further, you need to know at least colour/colour changes of the latex – unless someone can recognize it by sight without it. Isn’t it something lilac where the stem is broken..?

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