Observation 31890: Lactarius fallax A.H. Sm. & Hesler var. fallax

When: 2010-01-12

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

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

46% (2)
Recognized by sight: found in coastal mixed conifer forest <1 mile inland
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Marginate gills

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marginate means that…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-03 12:54:14 PDT (-0700)

the edges of the gills are colored differently than the faces. this Lactarius has dark gill edges.

What do you mean
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-03 09:26:01 PDT (-0700)

marginate gills ?

Good catch
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2010-05-02 22:08:56 PDT (-0700)

I shoulda checked Hesler and Smith (1979) pp.139-41 before posting!

Error in Bessette
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-05-02 19:55:19 PDT (-0700)

The Lactarius book by Bessette has an error concerning the meaning of ‘concolor’ for this mushroom. For Lactarius fallax var. concolor on page 174 it should read “edges colored like the gill face” (not cap).

Created: 2010-01-11 23:53:05 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2010-05-03 09:35:50 PDT (-0700)
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