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There was live oak near the garden. Lactarius alnicola is one of our most common mushrooms early in the season.
not indicated by description. Arora states: “…in our live oak woodlands… Still another variant occurs in coastal sand dunes with willow and bush lupine.” Further north it can be associated with conifers “such as spruce” or other conifers. So, were there any live oak, willow, spruce, other conifers, or bush lupine in the garden or near this particular collection? If not, may not be Lactarius alnicola. There are other golden-brown zoned Lactarius. Potential mycorrhizal association can be as important in the final determination of species as a description of spores.
Created: 2009-10-19 14:52:24 NZDT (+1300)
Last modified: 2009-10-19 14:52:24 NZDT (+1300)
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