Observation 68543: Lactarius badiosanguineus Kühner & Romagn.

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latex changed to pale yellow, gills browned.
in situ. photo by David Rust.

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-10% (3)
Recognized by sight: dark reddish orange cap, white latex.
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: upon re-examination, that white latex changed to pale yellow within 5 minuted.
Based on chemical features: taste mild initally, very slightly bitter over time.
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: We have a sequence from mycorrhizal roots of bishop pine at Pt Reyes that is almost a perfect match to this European species. If you look up some images of it’s definitely a possibility. Debbie, I hope saved a specimen.

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indeed I did save it…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-04 21:28:57 CDT (-0500)

trying to get a spore print (didn’t).

it is on the dryer now.


ironically, it’s none of the above…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-04 14:30:33 CDT (-0500)
this was a very wet Lactarius…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-02 10:23:30 CDT (-0500)

yup, it’s a pretty bright orange-red, but even the mature open cap lacks the marginal striations that occur in subflammeus. Interpreting the Bessettes Lactarius book is kinda like reading the Bible…always open to interpretation and your particular pull-quote!

According to the Bessettes: "subflammeus has a scarlet cap when young, and a cap with short translucent striations when mature and the stalk is colored like the cap. The photo of it in the book shows a somewhat older specimen that looks nothing like what I show here.

Arora in MDM emphasizes subflammeus’ relatively long stipe (also not present in my example here).

Again according to the Bessettes: “luculentus is brilliant orange, paler at the margin” (like is shown here). The photo in Bessettes is also a much better over-all match.

The spore print color differs between the two species too, but it’s been in the fridge and it may already be too late. I’ll see if I can get any more info outta it.

This sounds like a job for the DNA tricorder!!!

Both Darv and I
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-06-01 22:58:04 CDT (-0500)

have been calling these brighter red Lactarius we found at Point Reyes “Lactarius subflammeus”. Doesn’t necessarily make it right but the Bessettes’ “Milk Mushrooms of N.A.” does seem to indicate that the L. luculentus types have a duller cap color.

Too red
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-06-01 20:50:40 CDT (-0500)

Texture looks good but the cap color appears too red

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-06-01 20:07:00 CDT (-0500)

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