En Mesa Montoro, Aguascalientes, México
Found within the area of Noble View hiking area.
White spore print. White latex, staining brown. Latex slightly and slowly acrid.
Cluster of two gilled, orange specimens. Flesh slightly brittle, growing from living old growth Douglas fir trunk. Weak pleasant aroma.
Found in a Eucalyptus stand with Kanuka also present in understory. No nothofagaceae near.
Lactarius is a genus of mushroom-producing fungi. The genus, collectively known commonly as milk-caps, are characterized by the fact that they exude a milky fluid ('latex') if cut or damaged. Like the genus Russula, with which they are grouped in the family Russulaceae, their flesh has a distinctive brittle consistency.