Collection location: Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]
A single fruiting body growing on a sandy bank of Coopers Rd to the NW of Pakim Pond in the typical oak-pine barrens. The road was recently graded.
The cap is moist, but not viscid, slightly corrugated, and glabrous to touch (like a dog’s nose). The gills are pinkish-cream. The stipe is covered with a fine non-pulverulent whitish coating over what looks like a pale pinkish-tan background color; a slight touch left finger-print impression on the surface. The latex is whitish and scant, non-changing and not staining the gills. Crushed flesh has a non-distinct and faint odor. The flesh tastes acrid slowly.
The aforementioned properties led me to Key C and D in Milk Mushrooms of NA by B-H-B, as I couldn’t decide about the cap color. Working through Key C didn’t result in anything resembling this species. Key D gave L. imperceptus as a possibility.
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