When: 2014-06-16

Collection location: Big Thicket, Hardin Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Notes:
Growing on the ground in mixed woods of the Turkey Creek Unit.
Caps up to 4.9 cm across.
Latex white and eventually weakly staining the gills a reddish-brown.
Spore print creamy to light yellow.
Spores ~ 7-10 microns, globose to subglobose with long spikes and partial reticulations.
Lots of varieties apparently so I guess “L. lignyotus group” will surfice unless someone wishes to be more definitive.

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Thanks Martin and thanks Dave.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-06-19 19:58:44 PDT (-0700)

They didn’t have marginate gills and I’m willing to buy var. lignyotus.
Not sure why so many others weren’t willing to leave the safety of “group”.
I suspect that all the West Coast observations are L. fallax.

According to Milk Mushrooms of NA…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-19 19:25:19 PDT (-0700)

L. fallax and L. lignyotellus types have marginate gills.

Nice, Ron!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-06-19 18:45:12 PDT (-0700)

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