Observation 32011: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2009-08-24

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Found in open area on a lightly used mountain trail in mixed Oak-Hickory woods with conifers. No idea what this is. Thanks, Mark

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA



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Observation about specimen
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-01-15 19:49:19 CST (-0500)

My reaction to this being a Lactarius needs to include the additional observation that this appeared to have been a dehydrated, yet durable specimen and as can be seen in the larger upturned edged mushroom was able to hold the moisture from that mornings rain. Walt, I’m not able to help with any information about the latex question. Thanks anyway, and thanks to others for their thoughts. Mark

Latex on the cap?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-01-15 12:36:56 CST (-0500)

If that is the case, it probably had abundant latex. If so then I would concur that it is Lactarius volemus. Not sure about the variety though.

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