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When: 2013-08-12

Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Cap up to 15 cm., whitish, stained yellow brown, thick white flesh. Gills cream to yellow brown, decurrent, narrow. Stem 40 mm. × 30 mm., whitish. White latex that is slowly very hot.


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Thanks, Noah
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-14 02:00:27 NZST (+1200)

That was very helpful. I learned a lesson about jumping to conclusions before spending the time I need to ID. I could start by not collecting so much at one time!

I enjoyed your anecdote at NEMF.


By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-08-13 15:39:04 NZST (+1200)

L. piperatus has very crowded gills and a different look to the cap,(subvellereus has almost a chalky look to it).

subdistans, not distans is the correct variety name.

Gills not close enough
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-13 14:31:17 NZST (+1200)

for one? I think I was so taken in by the very hot taste I didn’t follow through on ID’ ing.

Hi Walt,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-13 13:54:35 NZST (+1200)

Enjoyed meeting you at NEMF and taking your workshop. Are you back in Ohio?

So what tells me this is L. subvellereus var. distans vs. L. piperatus?