Sulphur-milk Lactarius Lactarius theiogalus (Bulliard) Gray    Synonyms: Agaricus theiogalus, Agaricus thejogalus, Lactarius thejogolus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Russulaceae   >   Genus Lactarius   

Status:

Found in groups on wet ground in leaf litter or moss in mixed woods.

Description:

Cap: Cinnamon to reddish-brown, smooth, convex to funnel-shaped, margin inrolled, flesh white (yellow from latex), latex white--may dry yellowish. Gills: Pinkish-cinnamon, decurrent, close to subdistant. Stalk: Colored like cap or paler, smooth, base coated with mycelium, hollow in age (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 9 records in the project database.

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Sulphur-milk Lactarius (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Sulphur-milk Lactarius (gills with latex) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Sulphur-milk Lactarius specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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