Observation 58077: Lactarius luculentus var. laetus Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2010-11-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Gills bleed a white latex. Smell, not sweet.

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By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-01-07 01:33:12 CET (+0100)

only because these were observed at about 500 feet elevation in a valley tree plantation. The few things I read say high elevation conifers or coastal sitka spruce.

smell
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2010-11-06 10:27:39 CET (+0100)

take one home and put it by an open window with some sun(if any) and smell it a couple days. rubidius and fragilius should smell sweet.

next time, taste a bit of it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-05 17:19:14 CET (+0100)

it can be important for Lactarius (and Russula) ID.

just a “mouse nibble” on a cleaned cap edge: chew a bit, then spit. you are looking for either mild taste or very peppery (which is why you just want a TINY bit!)

Created: 2010-11-05 16:05:53 CET (+0100)
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