Observation 80388: Lactarius pubescens Fr.

Hot, white latex, under Birch

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: If the latex does not turn yellow or stain the flesh yellow.
51% (3)
Used references: North American species of Lactarius / L. R. Hesler, Alexander H. Smith.
cap color is azonate and a better color match. appears to have a sticky cap also. Both are associated with birch.

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L. pubescens var. betulae
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-10-23 23:29:43 CDT (-0500)

has white latex that turns yellow. If this is L. pubescens it should be var. pubescens which also grows with birch.

Best way
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-10-23 21:36:51 CDT (-0500)

to differentiate the two is spore size. It could go either way.

Created: 2011-10-23 19:38:24 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2011-10-24 02:00:16 CDT (-0500)
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