Observation 25810: Lactarius subvellereus Peck

When: 2009-08-22

Collection location: Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: kate (kate)

No specimen available

I found this specimen of what appears to be some sort of lactarius mushroom growing in a hardwood forrest. The cap in concave with concetric yellow ocher rings. The under side of the cap has gills. The stipe has a thick stocky appearance rather short in compaison to the cap, stipe color is an off white hue.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:21 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lewisberry Pennsylvania U.S.A.’ to ‘Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA


this image is slighty out of focus but shows the uneveness of the cap

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By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-09-27 09:01:28 CDT (-0400)

Kate there are many medicinal mushrooms out there especially polypores but lactarius has some good anti viral properties and anti cancer proprieties, In L subvellereus has what is known as sesquiterpene lactones in them they are good anti virals anti cancer fighting agents. if you want to be fascinated here’s a link that you might find very interesting and change the way you look at fungi. http://healing-mushroom.net have fun

What are the medicinal properties for this mushroom?
By: kate (kate)
2009-09-27 02:27:37 CDT (-0400)

I am curious as to the use in medicine that this particular mushroom holds. What are its benefits humans?

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