When: 2014-09-26

Collection location: Castione Presolana, Italy [Click for map]

Who: James Baker (cepecity)

No specimen available

In the funghiitaliani website, it says that Lactarius bertillonii is found in a Spruce habitat while L. pallidus is found with Beech. This mushroom was found with Spruce.


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Recognized by sight: Found on a foray to the Lombardy region of Italy led by local Italian mycologist, Pierino Bigoni, who also identified the mushrooms along with several other Italian mycologists.
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Recognized by sight
Used references: A Lactarius species is what Christian Schwarz first said about the mushroom because the species can not be correctly determined without more information. For instance on the funghiitaliani website it says that to distinguish between the species L. bertillonii and L. vellereus requires a test of the reaction to KOH whether the latex changes color.
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Recognized by sight: Pierino Bigoni says that the mushroom in these photos that I emailed to him appears to be Lactarius pallidus.

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Thanks Christian. I’ll ask Pierino Bigoni to take another look.
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2015-01-06 02:28:01 CST (-0600)

Thanks for the information Christian. I’ll pass it on to Pierino Bigoni with the photos to take another look.

Other photos
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-05 23:38:00 CST (-0600)

I did look at those, and while their shape resembles this fruitbody superficially, there are a lot of differences – those fruitbodies show a ribbed cap margin and longitudinally striate stipe surface (reflecting the different texture not shared by Lactarius and other members of the Russulaceae).
It’s clearly variable, and subtle, but the cap size in relation to the stipe dimension on this young fruitbody is different. I’d bet a lot that this was a Lactarius, but at this point there’s no way for me to prove that without a specimen.

Christian, Did you look at the photos on the Funghi Italiani website?
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2015-01-05 19:36:43 CST (-0600)

Here- https://translate.google.com/...

They look like a match to me. Do you have a Lactarius photo that appears a good fit?

Looks a lot more like
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-05 18:56:51 CST (-0600)