When: 2008-11-20

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight: found in mixed conifer forest ~1 mile from ocean
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified; C. S. Leuthy, Key to Species of Lactarius in the Pacific Northwest

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and now we are all confused along with you, Doug!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-21 10:37:43 PST (-0800)
Yeah, another common one that is not sure…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-20 19:55:38 PST (-0800)

I keep finding this one, pretty much every year up there, and I’ve called it L. subflammeus, and then I got into an argument with someone about the fact that these are always acutely umbonate, and the description for L. subflammeus is that it is not umbonate. This is one I was going to try and collect again this year, and this time try better on getting the species, and maybe put it under the scope to see if it is really L. subflammeus or not, at this point, I’m at least confused to what it really is…