Sequestrate fungus/false truffle in the Russulales; partially erumpent; no milk/latex; round, ornamented spores


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Email from Dr. Matt Smith at UF
By: Sarah Prentice
2019-01-02 17:20:11 CST (-0600)

“I confirmed that the youngest one had milk when it was cut open so I would go with Zelleromyces cinnabarinus. Described from Louisiana with pines and widespread in the Southeast. I have not seen it here before so it is awesome to have the record and the collection!”

amyloid spores?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-12-31 14:16:32 CST (-0600)

if so, this is surely one of the Russulaceae.
not all Lactarius bleed latex.

fun find!