Observation 209825: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2015-07-13

Collection location: Roanoke Park, Kansas City, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)

Specimen available

found in mixed hardwoods under Elm, KOH negative. spicy raw


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No problem Jon!
By: Adam Ryszka (The Polish Hammer)
2015-07-13 00:19:41 CDT (-0400)

In my area we have a few different ones, that all together need to be better sorted out. Lactarius subvillosus I think is a good name for us, and since it grows with hardwoods in our mountains, is pretty much a sure shot native to the area. I say that, as this group of milk caps are known to be vagabonds with imported trees. In my area specifically with birch and I believe willow. Always enjoy finding these.

Thank you Adam!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2015-07-12 20:54:13 CDT (-0400)

A California species as you mention but we’ll see if someone knows of a cousin. Jon

Looks similar to
By: Adam Ryszka (The Polish Hammer)
2015-07-12 19:38:56 CDT (-0400)

a species we have with hardwoods on the central California coast, Lactarius subvillosus, a member of the “bearded” milk caps. Growth in clusters, peachy orange color, pot-marked flesh, white latex, very acrid.