Observation 97761: Lactarius psammicola f. psammicola
When: 2012-06-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat:
Mycorrhizal, fruiting directly under a white oak. Within 200 ft are several species of oak, tulip poplar, dogwood, several other hard/soft deciduous woods and a couple species of pine.

Gills:
Subdecurrent. When damaged, it exudes a conservative amount of yellow latex which stains gills reddish-brown.

Cap:
Infundibuliform with a densely-to-finely pubescent and in-rolled margin. The pileus rarely has zonation, if present it is rather indistinct. Specimens vary from 8-10 cm wide.

Stem:
Bare stipe which is about one-inch thick and snaps rather easily. Strobiculi are heavily present. 2-4 cm wide by 2-4 cm tall.

Spore print color:
I am assuming to be white.

Bruising:
None.

Other information:
Spores are warted and globular. No macrocystidia (or any cystidia for that matter) appear to be present, only basidia on the lamellar faces. Basidia are four pronged.

The odor is rather distinct. It is sickeningly sweet with a slight spermatic undertone. It nauseated me quite actually.

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Found in the same vicinity of the first specimen, under the white oak. This was incidentally dug up.
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Found in the same vicinity of the first specimen, under the white oak. This was incidentally dug up.

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That label might explain why both of them fruit at the exact same time every year!
By: Stephen (Ιερονυμοσ)
2012-06-19 19:36:17 CDT (-0400)

Sounds good. I’ll look into this further when more pop up. (observation 77600 for reference)

This last find smelled much more agreeable, though it did not have a distinctive tone.

I have a feeling the other scent was from consumption by insects.

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