When: 2008-11-22

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


note orange latex, green staining and scrobiculae.

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somebody has got to do the myco-housekeeping around here!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-03-24 12:46:06 CDT (-0400)

thanks, Danny.

yes to our badly named, local “deliciosus”; no to deterrimus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-23 21:24:25 CST (-0500)

altho it’s not a bad guess. latex in this one starts orange, stays orange, doesn’t stain flesh purple or red. this mushroom was handled and passed around for a long time post-cutting, so I know whereof i speak.
unusual to see the scrobiculae (rounded pits), tho…more common in the European form.

Flesh too red
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-23 21:14:07 CST (-0500)

to be L. deliciosus in my experience. Up here in the far north(ern Oregon) the L. deliciosus is usually some green or pale orange coloration, but often does have the green stains. I’ve never seen one with red flesh yet, though. Maybe I have limited experience? Here in Oregon most years we don’t see many Lactarius at all, unless there are no Russulas. We either have lots of one or the other. This year, lots of both.

Lactarius deterrimus?
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-11-23 19:35:56 CST (-0500)

Which is also incorrect…

we do. but until then…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-23 16:35:51 CST (-0500)
You need a variety name
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-23 14:58:35 CST (-0500)

It belongs to the Lactarius deliciosus group (some american varieties are described), but I need to make the statement that Lactarius deliciosus (L.) Gray is not staining green..