When: 2009-10-17

Collection location: Guthrie, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: mrogers07

No specimen available

I found these in a hardwood forest…the predominate trees in the area are oak, maple and cedar. These specimens were terrestrial. When cut, there is no latex oozing or bruising staining noted to speak of.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Guthrie, Callaway County, Missouri, USA’ to ‘Guthrie, Missouri, USA’

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Likely either Russula or Lactarius
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-19 08:34:41 CDT (-0400)

based on cap and stipe (stem) features. There is staining on the sliced specimen, if you blow the photo up as large as possible: the cap has definate reddish-coral stains, and I suspect the stipe might also bruise that color, if a fingernail were scraped against it. The reason it might be a Lactarius is that not all Lactarii have visible latex but often haven strongly inrolled margins to the cap. Solid stipe favors Russula.