> R. brevipes, L. deceptivus, L. piperatus are common enough in the NJ Pinelands, so eventually you stop paying close attention to them and start assigning names without picking them up and studying them.
> This one had neither a noticeably enrolled margin of L. deceptivus nor the super-crowded gills of L. piperatus.
> KOH stained flesh pale yellow (L. deceptivus should be negative). Iron (II) sulfate produced a brownish-pink reaction, consistent with L. deceptivus.
> Both the milk and flesh are hot/acrid, but not as one would expect of L. deceptivus.

Amyloid in Melzer’s;
[20/1/1]: L x W = (9.3-) 9.8-12.6 x (6.5-) 7.0-7.9 μm
L’ x W’ = 11.2 × 7.4 μm
Q’ = 1.52; ellipsoid to elongate spores with a dense cover of isolated spines/warts of 0.5-0.75 μm tall


Mounted in Melzer’s and viewed at x1000; 1 div = 0.465 micron
Mounted in Melzer’s and viewed at x1000; 1 div = 0.465 micron

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Measurements and pix of spores posted
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-10-26 01:03:32 CDT (-0500)