Observation 158349: Lactarius desjardinii Methven

When: 2008-12-28

Collection location: Indian Valley Campus, College of Marin, Novato, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Growing in a primarily Live Oak habitat.
Caps up to 5 cm across and somewhat viscid.
There was white tomentum at the base of most of the stipes.
Latex white, unchanging and not staining.
Spores ~ 6-7 microns, globose to subglobose.
My primary reservation about this being L. desjardinii is that my notes suggest that the taste was mild. The latex of that species is listed as acrid and the flesh as slightly acrid. I usually only tasted the flesh(in 2008) and usually relatively small bits so I can place low value on that aspect of my notes.



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Used references: Suggested by Noah Siegel.
Milk Mushrooms of North America by Alan Bessette et al.
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