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Observation 14722: Russula brevipes Peck

When: 2008-10-17

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

CAP: about 5 inches wide, centrally depressed, white with some yellowish stains, especially where predated on. LATEX: yellow to orange, not abundant but does stain in age. STIPE: 2-4 inches (2 to base of gills, 3-4 to top of cap), some yellowish stains at base of stipe. Gills white with some cross-hatching, close, staining tawny to tan. Fresh breaks in cap flesh do not show latex, but do show latex where cap has been predated upon. This specimen was found almost completely underground, but the predated surface was visible above ground.

Proposed Names

-86% (7)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. This keys out readily to L. deliciosus. I’m pretty positive it isn’t, but it doesn’t match any near L. deliciosus either.
63% (4)
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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-11 17:08:43 PST (-0800)

Remove that name Lactarius deliciosus

Why not Russula brevipes?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-29 08:47:15 PST (-0800)

Can’t see any obvious signs of a latex..