Observation 49272: Lactarius volemus var. flavus Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2010-07-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: At first glance, i put in a photo next to Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca that i found just inches away. This lactarius had what i thought were forked gills. And the hue was nothing id seen before, a light orange through and through. The rolled margin was really throwing be for a loop. Then i thought i should slice the gills and voila… White latex that stains brown/black. Any ideas?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘bedford ny’ to ‘Bedford, New York, USA

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Irregular gills noted here.
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Reaction of yellow with KOH
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Rushing to judgement and placing with Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: maybe, I’m not that good with Lactarius…
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Used references: Keys out to this using Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. Scant description, though: “…a viscid, pale yellow cap…” I would have expected some note of the pale lime-green gills.

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Only last photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-31 11:29:01 CDT (-0400)

Appears to have been taken in a forest, Noah.

Latex taste?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-07-31 07:53:23 CDT (-0400)
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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-31 07:21:27 CDT (-0400)

I think it’s because the picture was taken in the forest on a sunny day with the sun shining through leaves giving everything a green cast

Thank you for Lamoureaux’s photo.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-31 02:10:56 CDT (-0400)

It certainly does look similar in at least the cap coloration.

The problem remains those lime-green gills.

Daniel,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-30 07:05:15 CDT (-0400)

Don’t mistake it with L. volemus. L. volemus var. flavus is most likely a different species but it’s being called a variety of volemus

Here is Yves Lamoureux’s picture of it
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/...

I’ll also post an Ob of it

According to Arora
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-30 02:36:51 CDT (-0400)

L. volemus should have a “tawny to orange-brown cap and stipe”. I see what appears to be light orange bruising on the cap, probably from handling. But most of the cap has no orange or brown that I can see. Noah, have you found specimens of L. volemus this light colored before?

heres the deal on this one…
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-07-29 23:09:28 CDT (-0400)

went back and took the speciman out of my basket. Applied FEso4 and got a green blue reaction, same as volemus. Plus being that var. flavus is buff yellow not viscid as aspideodes. So im still rolling with noah on this.

oak, beech, maple…
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-07-29 08:31:05 CDT (-0400)

http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/...

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/...

The first and third pics show why i thought a ‘light’ orange, but maybe more yellow.Through and through meant cap gills and stipe all same shades. definately buff and brittle as the description says. I agree with noahs assesment.

Got me stumped. More information?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-28 23:10:03 CDT (-0400)

Did you notice what tree species were nearby? It would definately help in narrowing the field here. I don’t think the latex stains brown/black. It looks more violet/purplish to me, which might suggest L. tominosus, except there is no visible scales near the edge of the cap. Please expand on the comment: “… light orange through and through.” The photos don’t appear to show any hint of orange on your photos. Is the flesh orange?

probably
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-07-27 23:07:37 CDT (-0400)

Rogers mushrooms describes what i found well. No mention of chemicals and also state found in the Southeast US….

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