Observation 67497: Lactarius alnicola A.H. Sm.

When: 2010-11-25

Collection location: Los Angeles Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: shrimage

No specimen available

Found growing directly under canopy of a native Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) tree.

The white colored latex/milk/exudate which can be seen in the photographs dripping from the mushroom was “forced” by cutting across the gills with a knife.

Also visible are the white colored spores which have fallen from the gills and deposited in mass leaving a “spore print” on the Coast Live Oak leaves seen directly below the mushrooms.

The stems/stipes are visibly scrobiculate(spotted).

The gills are obviously attached to the stems.

The caps can be seen to be zonate(concentric colored bands/zones) & depressed in their centers.

Note: The white coloration seen on the Oak leaves below the mushrooms is not from the dripping white colored milk/latex. It is from the mushroom’s white colored spores which had fallen previous to the mushroom being cut open.



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