Observation 62021: Lactarius xanthogalactus Peck
When: 2011-01-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Latex is white to cream colored. Odor earthy, taste mild at first, then slightly acri, then mildly peppery after one minute (mildly peppery to me may be much more peppery to others). Mostly solitary, in ones or twos near the base of pines among thick needles

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In this added photo I corrected the white balance to 5500°K using software (PSP9.0). Cap color seemed a bit too reddish for L. xanthogalactus. Latex is clearly yellowish. The specimen in the lower left is a Lactarius rufus (Candy cap) that got mixed in. Only one found! It had no visible latex, thi...

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Recognized by sight: Growing under pines along with nearby Laccaria amethystina and various Russulas
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Recognized by sight: Red zoned cap, peppery taste, yellow latex.

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Yes, I agree, could be L. xanthogalactus
By: Len (placeport)
2011-01-10 13:34:21 COT (-0500)

Latex was yellow after a while – even the photo shows this (but don’t trust colors in digital images too much unless the photographer understands and corrects white balance!)thick, very peppery. In the added photo I corrected the white balance to 5500°K using software (PSP9.0). Cap color seemed a bit too reddish for L. xanthogalactus. The specimen in the lower left is a Lactarius rufus (Candy cap) that got mixed in. Only one found! It had no visible latex, thin flesh and a delightful maple-syrup odor that intensified after drying. Goes to show that color can be deceptive.

dont think so your latex is yellow in the picture
By: crbbndt
2011-01-10 12:01:04 COT (-0500)

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