Name: Lactarius subpurpureus Peck
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Lactarius subpurpureus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Peck

Citation: Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 29: 43 (1878)

Deprecated Synonyms: Lactifluus subpurpureus (Peck) Kuntze


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Russulales

Family: Russulaceae

Genus: Lactarius

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Holotype: New York, Sandlake

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Cap width 1 1/2 to 5.5 in (4 to 12cm)Broadly convex with a depressed center becoming late to funnel shaped with age, Margin incruved at first; wine red blended with pinkish gray, more or less concentrically zoned sometimes with greenish spots. surface glabrous,lubricous.

Flesh whitish to pinkish staining reddish when damaged odor and taste not distinctive.

Latex scant sometimes absent, dark purple red slowly staining tissue reddish then green taste mild or slightly peppery.

Gills adnate to subdecurrent, moderately well spaced sometimes forked near the stalk wine red sometimes tinged grayish staining or aging green.

Stalk equal becoming hollow colored like the cap often with a whitish bloom white mycelium at the base surface more or less spotted with darker shallow pits viscid when wet.

Spores 8-11111 × 6.5 to 8 um elliptical with warts and ridges that form a partial reticulum hyaline ornamentation amyloid. Spore print cream

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