Observation 10511: Lactarius deliciosus group

When: 2008-08-18

Collection location: Windsor Trail, Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce and aspen. For edibles, this was the big one for the day, with some effort I could have picked as many as I could carry. I was interested in other things, so I only grabbed these three good ones for the photo. The season seemed a little early for the mountains, other usually common edibles such as boletes and chanterelles were missing.

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Yes Douglas,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-09-09 05:34:46 CDT (-0500)

misapplied names are true for many species. Just to mention one, your Boletus edulis (which possibly could be called a variety to make things simpler).

Yes, yes…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-08 10:20:32 CDT (-0500)

Yeah, I knew there is a thing here, but it isn’t “my” name for these, I’m just using the name from the monographs written by my betters. If my betters tell me what to call these, I’ll do it. This is true for a number of the “common” species in use isn’t it?

Not the true Lactarius deliciosus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-09-08 03:40:42 CDT (-0500)

I am aware that the name L. deliciosus is used in North America for a number of species looking like this, but it is not the one.
L. deliciosus (named by Linné) grows with pine, not spruce or aspen, and it doesn’t turn green on the cap.
You need to get your own names on these milkcaps..

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