Observation 77420: Lactarius gerardii Peck

When: 2011-09-26

Collection location: Cameron Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

ham
28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: widely spaced decurrent gills.

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Hmmm…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-09-27 18:11:09 CEST (+0200)

Well, the last time I read in the Hesler and Smith book I had a hard time telling the difference. But that was true for quite a few species in that book… So, we aren’t really sure?

Cap cuticle
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-09-27 17:31:33 CEST (+0200)

is said to differ, with lignyotus having more inflated elements which sounds a little ambiguous.

L. fallax-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-09-27 17:14:45 CEST (+0200)

I guess L. fallax is supposed to have tighter gill spacing and a more western distribution. Microscopically though I guess they are hard to tell apart.

Can you tell…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-09-27 17:05:32 CEST (+0200)

What is the difference between Lactarius lignyotus and Lactarius fallax? I’ve always wondered.

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