Observation 6097: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2008-01-13

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Some tiny mushrooms, with white spores, fruiting under a very small live oak and near some eucalyptus. The pileus isn’t viscid, is 2.5cm across and the color bleaches out as they age. Gills are decurrent and relatively thick. The stipe is wider at the apex and .5cm across. Total height 2.7cm.
I never checked for latex because it didn’t suggest lactarius to me. If I can find some more, I’ll check.


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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-24 21:08:13 CDT (-0400)

a Lactarius found here in mixed deciduous woods up along the trails of the Smith & Bybee Wetlands area. No one at the fall OMS show could give it a species name with absolute certainty, though a few were considered. Iirc, L. glyciosmus and L. pallescens were among them.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-01-19 01:34:54 CST (-0500)

The zonate (though faintly) pileus with somewhat thick decurrent gills would make me think Lactarius… Any milk??? If it is a Lactarius I would need more details about the milk before i could venture a species guess!