Observation 23028: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2009-07-07

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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The various habitat
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-11 17:04:57 CDT (-0400)

makes it more difficult, of course. The microscope could help a bit. The spores in piperatus are weakly ornamented, while the ornaments are very pronounced, like wings, 0.5 microns high in controversus. It’s harder to tell if these gills are pink or cream coloured…

some poplar
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-11 08:14:44 CDT (-0400)

The mixed hardwoods here are really pretty diverse. The general area where these were growing hosts several kinds of oak, tulip poplar, ash, several kinds of maple, beach, hickory, sassafras, basswood, elm, and an occasional pine that escaped from the old plantation on the bottom half of the hill.

It’s possible that these were associated with poplar, which are very common in Ohio woodlands. I know this does not help narrow it down very much.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-11 04:37:37 CDT (-0400)

With all Russula and Lactarius species, knowing the trees around would be informative and a good help to ID them.
This for example, could be L. controversus if it grows with poplar.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-10 21:24:03 CDT (-0400)

Dimitar tasted this mushroom and verified that it was hot. It was funny is a slapstick kind of way Haha :P :)