Observation 9284: Lactarius vinaceorufescens A.H. Sm.

Observed at the Mt. Pisquah Arboretum Mushroom Show, Oct. 31, 2005.

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Can’t really tell…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-11-21 20:16:36 PST (-0800)

I lean towards Doug’s perspective given the current info, but it depends a lot on what it was found under. If it was under conifers then L. vinaceorufescens is more likely than L. xanthogalactus which favors oaks. The photograph isn’t clear enough to tell much more about it.

Sorry Douglas.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-21 18:36:23 PST (-0800)

As I recall, there were some 7 professional mycologists present at the 2005 Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Show. As I understood it, all specimens accepted for the show had to be confirmed by more than 1 mycologist. I’m just reporting what the mushroom was identified as.

The latex stains yellow
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-20 18:35:22 PST (-0800)

The latex of mushroom bleed whites, and then stains yellow. There are a few mushrooms that do this, and in the west I think the only one you can find is L. xanthogalactus. I think that L. vinaceorufescens is only east coast, so I wonder how this one was id’ed as coming from the west coast here?

so fortunate!
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-11-20 18:20:30 PST (-0800)

I love it when you find them in the wild with name tags!

Yellow staining?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-20 17:02:20 PST (-0800)


Why is this?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-22 15:10:06 PDT (-0700)

Is there a reason here on why this one was called L. vinaceorufescens, perhaps over L. xanthogalactus? I thought L. xanthogalactus was the common west coast yellow staining Lactarius.

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