Observation 77699: Lactarius chelidonium Peck
When: 2011-09-30
No herbarium specimen

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I wish I would have
By: Stephen Russell (Mycota)
2011-10-07 00:41:07 CDT (-0500)

put it in my pocket to look at a little further. I saw this while I was walking along a trail in a Shortleaf Pine plantation for a class I am taking. Most trees are about 60 years old. Just took a few quick shots with the cell phone and set it back down along the trail. Went back a few days after and didnt see any more with an appearance this distinctive…

All this to say I did not get the color of the latex.

Striking color
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2011-10-01 13:39:25 CDT (-0500)

What a find!

It’s a Peck species.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-10-01 13:12:22 CDT (-0500)

Hesler and Smith have a description in North American Species of Lactarius and B&W photos of both varieties.

unusual cap color similar to other chelidonium sightings here…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-01 12:46:35 CDT (-0500)

like this one:

but I am a bit perplexed. in the Bessettes description, they claim that
L. chelidonium has a stipe “colored like the cap but paler.” This mushroom has a stipe the same yellow color as the gills.

It is not the only “chelidonium” obsie here on MO that has a stipe that isn’t the same as the cap color, though…so, is there a better species definition somewhere?

Cool Cap Colour!
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-01 09:47:34 CDT (-0500)
whoah, crazy cap color!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-30 23:38:42 CDT (-0500)

what color latex did it have?

Created: 2011-09-30 23:27:52 CDT (-0500)
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