Observation 154037: Lactarius deliciosus var. piceus (sensu CA)

When: 2013-12-01

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

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

gregarious under Sitka spruce. too old to collect.


dark lac del oliva.jpg
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Proposed Names

38% (2)
Recognized by sight: starts out orange, turns turquoise blue with age.
Based on chemical features: scant latex.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: deliciosus var. piceus sensu CA (not the same as sensu Europe which is now Lactarius deterrimus

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It’s been at Casper ever year I have gone…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-12-02 09:12:31 PST (-0800)

I’ll see if I have a picture of the latex color change, or if I posted an Ob?

The orangish caps that go completely green in age, orange latex that goes to vinaceous and growth with spruce are distinctive. It’s the most common “deliciosus” on the far north coast.

exact characters which differentiate the two subsp?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-12-02 09:00:51 PST (-0800)

these were in the Casper cemetery.

Created: 2013-12-01 19:57:35 PST (-0800)
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