Observation 69774: Lactarius piperatus (L.) Pers.

When: 2011-06-19

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

6cm diameter cap, very hot peppery taste (never again!), growing on ground in mixed forest



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By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-06-21 05:41:01 CDT (-0500)

I didn’t take any home with me, but I’ll observe the latex color change next time I find them – which should be soon, as they are quite plentiful in this area.

latex color change?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-20 21:42:45 CDT (-0500)

It takes a while but check for olive green coloration. Lactarius glaucescens was a considered a variety. It is the more common one in my area. L. piperatus often has latex that will dry yellowish.

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