Observation 67694: Lactarius pubescens var. betulae (A.H. Sm.) Hesler & A.H. Sm.
When: 2010-10-31
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on a lawn under birch, intense acrid taste.

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Recognized by sight: L. pubescens or L. torminosus I think.
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified

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By: Byrain
2011-05-20 13:16:03 CDT (-0400)

“intense acrid taste.” Not as hot as Lactarius alnicola, but quite hot.

As for the latex, for the ones that did bleed, I am fairly certain it did not change color. My memory of the actual color is fuzzier. There were a lot of them last year, so perhaps they’ll return this year.

Lactarius pubescens var. betulae
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2011-05-20 09:58:03 CDT (-0400)

has white latex (or nearly so) that turns yellow….
Did you taste it?

By: Byrain
2011-05-20 09:35:43 CDT (-0400)

I failed to record it and now I don’t recall exactly, I believe this specimen failed to produce any latex, but then I found some more close by under more birch which had milky white latex that didn’t change, but I am unsure how accurate my memory is.

What color was the latex
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2011-05-20 09:20:23 CDT (-0400)

and did it change?

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