When: 2014-06-16

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

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

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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