Observation 62053: Lactarius xanthogalactus Peck
When: 2011-01-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These specimens were found close to and among other L. xanthogalactus (see my observation “http://mushroomobserver.org/62021”;) but seemed different. The latex was whitish at first and slowly turned yellowish, especially staining the flesh yellowish. The gills were far more crowded, cap color was lighter, overall mushroom was dryer, gills were less decurrent. The taste was mild to slightly acrid after a while. I can’t seem to find a better match than L. xanthogalactus so that is what I am calling them. On drying they have a pleasant odor, almost like a weak candy-cap maple odor, but not a strong as a candy cap.

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Note the three specimens at bottom center (this observation) and compare them with the three specimens just above and to the left (observation 62021). The cap and gill colors are lighter in these and the gills are more crowded. I’d say the stem is lighter too. Could these differences be due t...
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Color corrected for flash color temperature.

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Recognized by sight: Growing on ground amongst mixed conifers and hardwoods; lots of pine needles adhering to the base.

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