Observation 31075: Lactarius uvidus (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2007-08-06
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Growing with Betula, usually on wet ground. When it’s found in Sphagnum, the stems are generally longer. Taste soon acrid/bitter.

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No KOH tests
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-30 16:01:45 CST (-0500)

That is news to me, it has never been mentioned as diagnostic in my books – I must remember to check the next time I find it..

I don’t know L. pallescens, but when it was described by Hesler & Smith (type species from Idaho), it was supposed to have a very slimy cap, milky white when it’s young, but becoming pale greyish vinaceous. No such species is known from Northern Europe.
Lactarius uvidus, as I know it, is pale grey from the start and slightly viscid, so I can understand the problem to tell them apart if you have both in your area.

Nice find
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-12-30 13:46:03 CST (-0500)

Did you try KOH on Them? also could you take more pictures?
how does it differ from Lactarius pallescens ?

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