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Found growing under Quercus agrifolia. When cut produced a milky latex.

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rufous candy cap - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
greenrosettas's ID: rufous candy cap (Lactarius rufulus)
Posted by greenrosettas over 3 years ago (Flag)
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I cant tell, is that an annulus (ring) or another mushroom partially hidden by the leaf? If so then I don't think its L. rufulus. Not to mention (cough) wikipedia (cough) and this site below say latex is "scant" in that species, and other sources describe it as watery. Also, L. rufulus tends to be described as having a more "reddish" cap, which a search in google images reinforces. Unfortunately I dont have a better answer.

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/protologue/Lactarius_xanthogalactus.pdf

Posted by harvestman over 3 years ago (Flag)
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I would call this http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/Lactarius_rubidus, but it's a confusing group, as the mykoweb page shows. Supposedly L. rufulus does *not* have the maple/butterscotch odor when dried.

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yeah, I was going with L. rufulus based on the convex, the kinda clear milky latex, found under oaks. I did smell it but, I don't remember it smelling much more than sweet dirt.

Posted by greenrosettas over 3 years ago (Flag)
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rufous candy cap - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
greenrosettas's ID: rufous candy cap (Lactarius rufulus)
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