Observation 289729: Lactarius maculatus Peck

When: 2017-09-06

Collection location: Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

Found in deciduous woods – mainly oak/hickory present. Cap abt. 6 cm. stalk 5 cm. Does have some potholes on stalk. Staining purplish. This species mentioned by Arora as being a purplish-staining Lactarius, found in the East and having a zoned cap. A description at fungikingdom.net describes it as having a violet-gray-brown cap, faintly zoned. Latex stains purplish and has gills which are close and narrow. Stipe has scrobulations (think this means potholes) and hollows. All seems to point to the direction of this being Lactarius maculatus. Not very many observations at this site but #249694 seems to be the best match to mine.


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Used references: MO observation # 249694 and others. See in description of species.

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