Observation 27273: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2009-10-24

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found in Zone 03.

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Size matters.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-25 20:25:55 MDT (-0600)

Please include that data in your original description, Paul. A cm across the cap still does not rule out a very young or tiny Armillaria(Armillariella), but would certainly help in solving what it is or is not. Noting whether a stipe enlarges toward the base or narrows toward the base, has latex, is hollow or filled with cottony material also helps possible identification. Without it, few are willing to suggest possibilities.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-25 16:29:42 MDT (-0600)

Armillaria?? This thing was small, a cm across or so; the in situ photo shows it among leaves and pine needles three times its size.

Wasn’t thinking Lactarius
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-25 08:06:26 MDT (-0600)

but a hollow stem would rule out an old Armillaria, which this kind of resembles.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-25 07:04:17 MDT (-0600)

I tested this for latex and there was none.

Don’t recall.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-25 02:54:05 MDT (-0600)

I found a similar one and broke its stem, and it was hollow, but I’m not sure if it was this one or one of the others.

Hollow stem?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-25 01:58:43 MDT (-0600)

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