When: 2015-07-15

Collection location: Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Terrestrial in Oak, Maple, Hemlock and White Pine woods.


Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Used references: Audubon
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
17% (2)
Used references: M8ilk Mushrooms…….
57% (1)
Used references: NAB/BRB

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I threw
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-07-31 02:05:06 EET (+0200)

this in my yard about 4 days ago, but thought that I had a white spore print on a piece of cardboard. I will look for it to see if I retained it after I disposed of this specimen. If I can find it the spores may be a deciding factor. Both species have amyloid spores , but size of the spores can differentiate one from the other. hope I still have it. It would be nice to resolve this issue now without waiting to find it later or next year. I wish to thank both of you for your observations and commemts

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2015-07-29 14:38:33 EET (+0200)

do I comment on anything
but this time I have to
click on the original image you’ll see at least
8 drops of latex

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-07-29 03:03:31 EET (+0200)

I am not sure I see latex, maybe forking gills? Russula brevipes is a possibility but the gills are odd colored. Most white Lactarius are very hot in about 10 seconds.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-07-29 02:52:06 EET (+0200)

This was approximately 7.5" in diameter. Do you have any idea what species it may be, or are you as undecided as I? Russula brevipes is a close fit for L. deceptivus except for the latex.

Thank You Evica
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-07-28 20:49:20 EET (+0200)

for your keen observation. The photo does show what appears to be white latex. Don’t know how I missed this, but I think it may be due to my initial reaction when I first saw it and thought it was a large Russula and didn’t examine it thoroughly.

There is
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2015-07-22 14:05:12 EET (+0200)

latex in photo

Hi Evica
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-07-22 02:25:59 EET (+0200)

This mushroom was in its latter stages of development when found, but there was no latex present after any tests and the taste was moderate to very slightly acrid after two minutes. Also the pileus was heavily tomentose to scaly as opposed to moderately tomentose.