Observation 68183: Lactarius mammosus Fr.
When: 1996-09-19
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0 Sequences

coconut odor

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Maybe, maybe not different species
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-29 01:16:42 PDT (-0700)

But Lactarius mammosus is known to be polymorphic

May be another species?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-28 07:34:13 PDT (-0700)

I see L. mammosus regularly under hemlock and white pine in Pennsylvania and under pines in Ontario. Because this looked so different to me and I had never seen L. glyciosmus I prematurely called it that without noting the cap color was too dark. So I agree that this is not L. glyciosmus but do not think it is L. mammosus but there aren’t many choices with the coconut odor…

I’d say mammosus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-28 00:31:55 PDT (-0700)

if that’s what you have in Ontario.
What I call glyciosmus is always a pale beige and grows with birch.

Lactarius mammosus, on the other hand, is very variable in both colour and smell, and prefers pine.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-27 16:14:43 PDT (-0700)

I am very familiar with L. mammosus/ L hibbardae. It’s not that. This had a similar but different coconut odor. As I recall it was under jack pine. Any suggestions?

Lactarius glyciosmus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-27 09:29:40 PDT (-0700)

can’t possibly be as darkcapped as this

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