Observation 31947: Lactarius sumstinei Peck
When: 2009-09-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: cap 4 cm Yellowish gray, round with a depressed center. dry with small raised dots on the surface giving it a slightly roughened appearance. The margin are jagged: Gills cream yellow decurrent attached to the stem ,waxy brittle broad, exuding thin watery latex. Latex remains white. spore print light pinkish buff Flesh brittle, grainy non odorous taste strongly acrid
Stem 4 cm x 1.5 cm at apex 1 cm at the base. becoming thick at the apex narrowing down to a blunt tapper. Off white hollow
Found under mixed woods found near a Red Oak but Hickory, White Oak. Beech,and maple in the area. Looks very similar to L.subplinthgalus http://mushroomobserver.org/26057?search_seq=1189528 butt the latex doesn’t stain the gills pink.

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Recognized by sight: Found growing mixed woods
Used references: Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States Bessette page 160

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