When: 2009-11-15

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

21% (3)
Used references: found in coastal mixed conifer forest <1 mile inland; MD p.77; unchanging white latex
17% (2)
Recognized by sight
73% (3)
Used references: David Arora verified this mushroom’s identity via private communication

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good catch, Doug!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-17 19:47:53 CST (-0500)

Nice mushroom, Ryane! Apparently there are also some interesting color changes in the context if you cut it in half (according to the new “Milk Mushrooms of North America” by Bessette, Harris and Bessette). The gills should also show color changes in age, and stain olivacious to gray-brown.

I have never found this, but I’ll sure look for it now!

so that fits
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-17 19:31:23 CST (-0500)
white latex and taste acrid
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2009-11-17 19:24:33 CST (-0500)

the latex is unchanging white and its taste is acrid

Spore print color?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-17 19:05:44 CST (-0500)

Taste and color of latex??

L. fallax must have a felty cap
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-16 04:13:28 CST (-0500)

The cap for this one is much too smooth, L. fallax must have a felty cap. I think this is more in the L. kauffmanii or L. argillaceifolius area.