When: 2011-10-11

Collection location: El Saucal, Mpio. de Acajete, Veracruz, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Notes:
Latex white, unchanging.

Taste mild, sweet, slightly metallic.

Flesh staining red after a few hours.

Probably under oak.

Images

Cheilocystidia
Cheilocystidia
Basidia 1000x
Basidia 1000x
Basidia 1000x
Basidia 1000x
Gill edge 400x
Gill edge 400x
Spores and basidia 400x
Spore 1000x
Specimen a few hours later. Note red staining.

Proposed Names

58% (2)
Recognized by sight: looks like something from lignyotus group
58% (1)
Recognized by sight: White, unchanging latex. Flesh staining red after a few hours. Brown marginate gills.
Used references: Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians
By William C. Roody
Based on microscopic features: Spores ornamented, 8 um
Based on chemical features: Mild taste

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Comments

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Looks different
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-01-09 11:09:19 PST (-0800)

Than the other L. lygnyotellus observations on MO, and the L. lignyotellus from Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians By William C. Roody. Also that reference describes the spores as reticulate and spiny, while the spores of this observation are just reticulate. I guess the next time I find this taxon I’ll need to collect voucher specimens and check the dna.

compare with
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-01-09 08:06:11 PST (-0800)

obs. 31337

Classy lead pic, Alan
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-01-09 05:13:44 PST (-0800)

Very nice.

R.

A beautiful species!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-06 04:54:16 PST (-0800)

I thought of gerardii for a while, but the gills look too dense.