Notes:
Brown Concave capped Fungi with thick stipe tending in some specimens to taper near the base. No aroma to speak of. Largest cap 8cm and stipe 4cm. Stipes felt hollow.
Several specimen found in one area only. Spore may be white. Smaller specimens tended to have darker stipes than mature fungi.

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Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
42% (4)
Recognized by sight: Inverted specimen show small beads of white latex.
12% (3)
Recognized by sight
75% (3)
Recognized by sight: former Lactarius around L. volemus are now in Lactifluus : )
http://fungi.fr/Html/VerbekenNuytinckLactarius.pdf

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You’re welcome, Ian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-03-26 04:01:53 MST (-0700)

It does remind me of L. volemus. The dark staining on the gills looks like it’s related to the latex. But I suspect that a mycorrhizal Australian species is likely different from what I find here in Pennsylvania, USA. Also, L. volemus generally exudes more latex than what I see here.

Inverted specimen show small beads of white latex.

Dave , I did notice this even on the small specimens but wasn’t confident enough to put a name to it. Thanks kk.

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