Observation 24650: Lactarius piperatus (L.) Pers.
When: 2009-08-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These very large white hot milkies are coming up by the thousands right now!

Proposed Names

63% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
72% (4)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Extremely crowded gills, hot taste, deciduous woods.
57% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: Abundant large white hot milky under mixed hardwoods
Used references: probably same as here:
http://mushroomobserver.org/71126

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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These photos certainly support the idea of an enormous mycelial matt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-12 22:17:39 CDT (-0400)

that supports the forest, but also those strange critters like indian pipe and squaw root.

Lactarius glaucescens
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-26 19:57:05 CDT (-0400)

Is also a possibility. Sometimes considered a variety of Lactarius piperatus, its latex turns dull green after a while. Bessette et all have a Lactarius monograph due out this winter. Maybe is will clarify this complex…

Lactarius piperatus
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-24 15:01:53 CDT (-0400)

Looks like you’ll be back there later for some lobster action !!!

I sure would …

nice job capturing that abundance, Dan!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-23 11:34:36 CDT (-0400)

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