Observation 4574: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2007-11-01

Collection location: Oakdale Dr., Cornelia, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: William Tanneberger (William)

No specimen available


The smaller specimen appears to be growing from the top of another cap. The bottom section was completely buried under the leaf litter.

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Might be dry
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-11-02 21:18:51 CST (-0500)

Lactarius species when old and/or dry can stop producing latex. But otherwise these do look a lot like Lactarius. But the only way to be sure is to see if the spores have amyloid ornamentation, and the lamellae trama lack spherocysts, while the pileus trama has spherocysts. (Sorry, couldn’t resist, since that is the def. of the genus lactarius…)

Does not appear to be a Lactarius sp.
By: William Tanneberger (William)
2007-11-02 20:52:02 CST (-0500)

Does not appear to be a Lactarius species – no milky secretion when when specimen was dissected (see image 7659).

Lactarius sp.?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-01 22:53:47 CST (-0500)

The stature is right and I think I see a milky droplet in the gills. Don’t know the species in Georgia, so I can’t give a species name.