When: 2018-06-03

Collection location: Monticello, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Fruiting in small group of 4 or 5 specimens. Light orange, yellowish tints throughout the entire body, cap darker than gills and stipe. Cap indented in middle, orange center fading to a lighter orange. Scalloped margin, uneven. Gills firmly attached, forked near margin; medium spaced. Latex was white, remaining white. Stipe very similar to gills in color. Flesh very white, small brown spots (bruising) on stipe. Found in mixed woods, right off beaten path.


Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Latex present
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight: Split-off genus from Lactarius.
-1% (2)
Recognized by sight: See comment.
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Comcentric rimulose wrinkles on cap

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I did not taste this.
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-06-04 23:01:30 CST (+0800)

Definitely pale, those these specimens were more on the mature side. No staining noticeable.

My first impression…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-06-04 22:03:20 CST (+0800)

here was L. marylandicus (aka. L. subplinthogalus). But, this species has white latex that stains the gills pink. I don’t see any staining on these gills. MM of NA documents L. sumstinei as a maylandicus look-alike that does not stain pink on the gills. Sumstinei is apparently an uncommon species, according to MM of NA.

L. hygrophoroides is known to occur as a very pale form (as opposed to the usual amber/brown cap color). So, I would not rule out this ID proposal. But these are very pale. If hygrophoroides is correct, then Lactifluus is the current genus.

Did you taste it?

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