Observation 26330: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2009-10-06

Collection location: Ventura Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘SE 114th & Stark, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.’ to ‘SE 114th and Stark, Portland, Oregon, USA

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92% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Gills and cap flesh exuding white latex.
57% (1)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. There was Douglas fir nearby (where in Oregon isn’t there D. fir?) but also Quercus palustris (Easter Red oak). Fungus found equally distant from both trees. One could possibly be the host.

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Must remain promising
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-08 07:37:41 PDT (-0700)

L. lepidotus is said to be mycorrhizal with alpine alder species: there were none where I collected this specimen. Also, the cap is slightly over the normal limit for L. lepidotus at about 7.5 cm. Finally, the cap is cracking, something not very usual among Lactarius species.

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