Observation 180031: Lactarius hibbardiae Peck

When: 2014-09-24

Collection location: Edmunds, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Cap up to 3 cm., purple brown drying browner and darker, margin inrolled and wavy. Crowded narrow subdecurrent gills. Cap and stem minutely hairy with a white bloom when fresh. Scant watery white milk—hot, not staining or changing color. On mossy ground under balsam fir and birch. Whitish spore deposit.



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Recognized by sight: Do these have a distinctive odor?
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I don’t recall any collections…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-26 05:00:02 EEST (+0300)

completely lacking in the odor. Although, as with these types of things, the intensity has varied.

Looks like this one has suffered from an identity crisis. See obs 24244 .

Habitat is coniferous forests and thickets of birch and poplar
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-09-26 04:57:24 EEST (+0300)

according to http://www.mycoquebec.org/... mammosus / Lactaire de Hibbard&tag=Lactarius mammosus&gro=34. These were under balsam fir and birch.

Thanks again for your help.


Re odor:
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-09-26 04:52:58 EEST (+0300)

see Irene’s comment on obs 24244.

I usually find hibbardae…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-26 04:50:37 EEST (+0300)

with birch, but sometimes conifers.

Just did some research
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-09-26 04:45:04 EEST (+0300)

in NA Milk Mushrooms and mycoquebec.org and this obs fits the descriptions well in every respect except for odor.


Habitat and colors…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-26 04:34:09 EEST (+0300)

look reasonable for hibbardae (aka. L. mammosus). Odor is generally like coconut.

Thanks for the proposal, Dave,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-09-26 04:17:13 EEST (+0300)

I didn’t comment on odor in my notes and usually do if it is distinctive so I would say probably not.


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