Observation 57246: Lactarius proximellus Beardslee & Burl.

When: 2010-10-28

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

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thanks Walt.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-03 21:59:15 WIB (+0700)

You are right, this photo does not really resemble peckii in mature gill color, and its latex amount seems comparable to the Quebec photos of proximellus. Apparently they both taste outrageously acrid, so no help there!

I appreciate your further comments on this ID…I always like to know not only what but WHY.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-11-03 21:44:53 WIB (+0700)

The cap resembles L. peckii, a common appalachian mushroom with darker gills. The late season fits L. proximellus. The latex is described as being scanty which does not fit this obs. It is not a species that I have had much first hand experience with. The photos here show some latex.
http://www.mycoquebec.org/... proximellus/ Lactaire ?&tag=Lactarius proximellus&gro=34

There’s plenty of oak
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-11-03 13:24:05 WIB (+0700)

where I found these. Mixed woods. Mostly pine, oak and beech. Thanks Walt!

so, barring latex flavor…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-03 08:26:16 WIB (+0700)

was it the short stipe or the zonate orange-brown cap or stocky nature or what?
that made you pick proximellus?

and am I REALLY seeing blue-green stains on the stem, or am I just imagining them, after reading the Bessettes Book description?

cause their habitat sez oak, and this is pretty clearly pine.

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