When: 2015-07-03

Collection location: Boorman Trail Lower Section, Longview, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

Specimen available

White lactarius species growing under Oaks and Sweet Gum.

Cap – White, depressed center, 2.5 inch diameter

Stem – 1.5 inch long, 1/2 inch wide

Gills – crowded slightly cream color, white in younger caps, easily shows latex on handling, cream color. When dried the latex appears gray and maybe with a hint of blue. I saw no green in the dried latex. Brown stains on the gills appear to be from insects.

Spores – maybe will have some photos. Did not make print.


Went back today and got another specimen at the exact location to check taste and get a spore print.

SMELL: little to no smell
TASTE: burned my tongue, very hot

Spore Print: in progress



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Used references: Texas Mushrooms:A Field Guide, S. Metzler and V. Metzler
Based on chemical features: Negative to KOH and 10% Ammonia

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