When: 2009-11-10

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-30 10:45:37 MST (-0700)

are interesting aren’t they…!

I must admit…
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-11-30 09:51:02 MST (-0700)

I am very “green” at this and, for the most part, my initial interest was to photographically document all the fungi I could find on our property. We live on 2/3 of an acre with about 1/3 of that wooded. We moved in nearly a year ago and the wooded part was virtually inexplorable. So, this past June I cut paths through to the back of the property. It was after this, in September to be exact, I started noticing the various fungi and decided to see how much I could find, even in the cleared area of the property. I was amazed but knew nothing about them. I appreciate the lesson you’ve given me on the Lactarius. The name makes sense now!

Noah is probably correct on his ID, despite the lack of more information…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-30 08:53:41 MST (-0700)

the only lookalike is Lactarius chelidonium, with orange latex. I seem to see some of the magenta tones more typical of paradoxus (at the cap edge and where the gills meet the stipe). Long fruiting season for this one…we were seeing it, in abundance, in the SE in early September!

For future reference Chaz, Lactarius often look like this mushroom…with concentric rings on the cap, a depression in the center and a crisp texture. Next time, run a nail or knife across the gills and see what color beads up!
And what color it might change into…this is critical information for Lactarius ID…that and taste!

latex color?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-29 21:44:53 MST (-0700)