When: 2011-02-28

Collection location: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Found growing from in between two small and loose rocks which was in the middle of a bunch of poison oak near oak and gray pine (Pinus sabiniana). The specimen was quite big and tough, the cap measuring approximately 25 cm across. The taste was mild.


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Recognized by sight: Brittle flesh texture + latex.

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By: Byrain
2011-03-11 02:14:06 MST (-0700)

I have tasted other Lactarius before that were very acrid, I don’t know if that would necessarily mean I would taste the acrid in L. argillaceifolius var. megacarpus though. As for what I did taste, it was mild and pleasant, but not as good as what L. rufulus tasted like.

Yes, it’s usually acrid
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-03-05 14:48:22 MST (-0700)

but we all have different taste buds… other than taste it fits.

Lactarius argillaceifolius var. megacarpus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-03-05 14:35:32 MST (-0700)

I have not seen this but Bessettes & Harris say Latex and flesh are acrid.