Observation 68182: Lactarius mammosus Fr.
When: 2001-10-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: coconut odor

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Lactarius mammosus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-28 12:06:09 CDT (-0500)

is the name I have been using for several years. Collections at the Cain Foray in Ontario have opinioned to be the same as the European material by several different mycologists from Scandinavia and Europe.
Not that this really clarifies anything but is of interest:
http://www.jstor.org/pss/4119398
The late author of this article is the same as the gent in my avatar with a much younger version of myself.

L. mammosus appears to be a strictly European species…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-28 10:04:36 CDT (-0500)

at least, the only references that I could find to it are from European sites. It is NOT a synonym with L. hibbardiae (at least according to Index Fungorum).

Why are you changing these names over, Walt?

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-28 09:18:01 CDT (-0500)

I believe L. mammosus is the older name and is preferred.

Is L. mammosus
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-05-28 08:36:11 CDT (-0500)

a synonym for L. hibbardae? Or maybe it’s the new name? I’ve always thought the grayish ones with the coconut odor and crowded gills were pretty distinctive. Bessette/Harris/Bessette uses the name hibbardae, but does not mention mammosus.

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