Name: Lactarius quietus var. incanus
Author: Hesler & A.H. Sm.
Citation: Hesler, L.R.; Smith, A.H. 1979. North American species of Lactarius. :1-841
Cap: 3-11 cm; convex, becoming flat or shallowly vase-shaped; dry; smooth or uneven and somewhat rugged; when young often with a whitish dusting; usually zoned with shades of dark reddish brown, but sometimes becoming vaguely zoned or without zones—or becoming less zoned with age.
Gills: Attached to the stem or running slightly down it; close or nearly crowded; whitish at first, developing cinnamon stains and discolorations, but not staining from the milk.
Stem: 4-14 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; more or less equal; smooth; without potholes; when young with a white dusting; colored like the cap, but paler; darkening with age from the base upward; hollowing.
Flesh: Whitish to pinkish; not changing when sliced, or staining slowly pinkish.
Milk: White at first, becoming watery with age; sometimes slightly yellowish; not changing on exposure; not staining tissues; often staining white paper yellow overnight.
Odor and Taste: Odor strongly fragrant, or not distinctive; taste mild or slightly acrid.
Chemical Reactions: KOH olive on cap surface.
Spore Print: White or pale yellowish.
Spores 6-8 × 5-7 µ; broadly ellipsoid; ornamentation 0.5-1.0 µ high, as amyloid warts and scattered ridges that occasionally form zebroid patterns but do not form reticula. Pleuromacrocystidia scattered to abundant; fusoid; to about 70 × 10 µ. Cheilocystidia scattered to abundant; fusoid; to about 40 µ long. Pileipellis a trichoderm or oedotrichoderm.
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