Observation 24244: Lactarius mammosus Fr.

When: 2009-08-11

Collection location: Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:50 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘White Court AB Canada’ to ‘White Court, Alberta, Canada’


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

Proposed Names

76% (2)
Recognized by sight: found growing near conifers
79% (4)
Recognized by sight: If it’s the one, it’s usually, but not always, with a smell like coconuts.

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Name game?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-16 14:03:59 CDT (-0400)

Well, I don’t know why mammosus has become the preferred name (considering the many interpretations of it..). L. glyciosmus is another species with the same smell, but much paler and usually in other habitats.

So is there a new name game around the taxa
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-15 18:21:27 CDT (-0400)

Lactarius glyciosmus, Lactarius fuscus and Lactarius mammosus?

In that case
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-13 18:29:40 CDT (-0400)

I’d call it mammosus

Yes they do
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-13 16:48:43 CDT (-0400)

smell of coconuts at least in age…..they tasted very hot and the latex may turn cream when exposed to the air

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