Observation 19477: Lactarius croceus Burl.

When: 2008-08-12

Collection location: Burriville, Rhode Island, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim (Twboss)

No specimen available


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The staining can be absent
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-20 20:25:02 CDT (-0500)

when waterlogged specimens are collected. I don’t believe it to be L.croceus which I found in North Carolina too. I also found L.subplinthogalus but not in a good state and can’t remember the species well, I would have to look at my old photos of it. Maybe this is bleached due to heavy rain … I still think this to be L.hygrophoroides….

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-03-20 20:00:55 CDT (-0500)

The L. hygrophoroides I find here in PA and NY consistently show more brown/amber, especially on the cap. These appear to be yellow(ish). Roody describes a yellow one (L.subplinthogalus) with widely spaced gills and salmon to brown staining, and an orange one (L. croceus) gills that range from close to subdistant and orange/yellow staining. Each has white latex and acrid taste.

I don’t see any staining on the one pictured here, but if this one is waterlogged, then perhaps the staining is not so evident?