Observation 62148: Lactarius xanthogalactus Peck
When: 2011-01-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on wood.

Proposed Names

-19% (8)
Recognized by sight: they sure don’t look like conchatus to me, at all! too yellow on the bottom, too much red on top. they also usually dont pop up til april.
32% (9)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: just because it’s on wood doesn’t mean it’s growing on wood…

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-01-14 12:44:16 CST (-0600)

The stature, colour, splotchy and faintly zonate cap, dried up and sort of crusty looking yellow gills… That is what made me say “xanthogalactus?” when one of these photos was shown to me. It just looks a bit old and dried out.

Let’s see..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-01-14 12:02:02 CST (-0600)

Noah beat me to it, but I was also thinking of proposing Lactarius, because it has a typical Lactarius structure on the cap surface. The colours fit well with xanthogalactus too. These specimen are quite dried out, though.

It doesn’t look at all like a Tricholomopsis rutilans (should have small reddish scales on the cap and warm yellow gills and stem) or Panus (should have decurrent gills and not as well defined stem as these).

umm
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2011-01-14 11:31:55 CST (-0600)

still a good idea to give us all an idea on why you are calling it a particular species which looks nothing like this, as opposed to another one which looks exactly like this one.

because the features of this mushroom are ambiguous, Shane…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-01-14 11:20:05 CST (-0600)

and the lighting suspect. I didn’t see this particular mushroom, but I did struggle to see colors in that room for all the rest of the mushrooms.

Most of the folks commenting here on MO were present at that Fair, so they are gonna be better judges of what this shroom actually looked like.

On the other hand…just a mushroom, gone to rot. NBD in the great scheme of things, eh?

WTF?
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2011-01-14 11:09:05 CST (-0600)

What is everyone going off of that makes them think this is xanthogalactus?!?!
I see thousands(++++++) of them everyday in many ages and conditions, they are the most common mushroom out there next to alnicola right now. Besides the cap textures, this mushroom looks absolutely nothing like xanthogalactus. Stem hues are wrong, cap hues are wrong, gill hues are wrong, I see no latex, I see more fibril texture to the cap than the “granular” look of xanthogalactus.

I still stand with rutilans, though I would love to be able to check for a latex.
If no latex, I would be eating this mushroom with confidence.

flash
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-01-13 15:14:22 CST (-0600)

Most of the light for these pictures was from the flash. The wood was well rotted.

was this shot under a natural light lamp, Alan?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-01-13 14:05:40 CST (-0600)

otherwise, as you know, the colors in that room were waaaay off…

were these gills truly so bright yellow? no latex? the stipe doesn’t look like a xanthogalactus, and the cap is not even vaguely zonate…

still, it does kinda resemble both of these species (Tricholopmopsis rutilans as well as L. xanthogalactus), and as Noah pointed out, even our MR mushrooms can grow out of well-rotted wood…

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