Observation 80451: Lactarius paradoxus Beardslee & Burl.
When: 2011-10-23
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing from soil in moss next to a gravel road in mixed pine woods. I think there were two or three species of Pinus there… Pinus virginiana, a few Pinus taeda and possibly Pinus echinata.

Flesh of stipe and gills stain dark red when cut then turn green. I’m not sure how much time exactly that it takes for the red stain to turn green but I know that the process is slow.

Flesh of the pileus faintly stains blue-I’m not sure if this fades to green with time or not…

Spore print color is pale yellow.

Smell of the exposed flesh of the partially-dried specimen is slightly “fungoid” and “spermatic”.

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the green staining is from the cut I made when I found this mushroom three and one half hours prior to taking this photo. The red staining is from a cut I made a few seconds before taking this photo as well as the stipe being cut off and split in two.

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