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    • Milkcaps
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    • Lactarius
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    • Milchlinge

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Recent observations

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Observer

gwark

Date

September 16, 2012

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gwark

Date

September 16, 2012

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gwark

Date

August 26, 2012

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gwark

Date

August 4, 2012

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No photos or sounds

What

Saffron Milkcap Lactarius deliciosus

Observer

gwark

Date

August 4, 2012

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Square

What

Ugly Milkcap Lactarius turpis

Observer

tiggrx

Date

November 10, 2006

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Square

What

rufous candy cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

pdvmushroom

Date

February 12, 2016 09:00 AM PST

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Square

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

bjoelle

Date

January 26, 2016 12:36 PM PST

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What

rufous candy cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 11, 2016 03:28 PM PST

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Square

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

damontighe

Date

February 11, 2016 04:03 PM PST

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What

rufous candy cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

February 6, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This caption particularly applies to the dried mushrooms in the photo set, which were photographed today, 4 days after collection:

These mushrooms were collected in the same area (intermingling within about a 10 foot diameter) in oak woodland. They were very similar, except the ones on the far right have the distinctive, strong odor of maple syrup. The ones on the left have a faint smell of maple syrup and on the average a thicker stipe (both fresh and dried). I'm calling the mushrooms on the left Lactarius rufulus and the ones on the right Lactarius rubidus. This sample of L. rubidus also was generally darker than L. rufulus. While fresh the difference wasn't as great as when they dried. Also, all of these mushrooms were starting to dry out in the field. Though faint L. rubidus already was developing its sweet, maple syrup odor. L. rufulus, however, had little odor at all in the field; it did not develop it's faint, sweet odor of maple syrup until it was dried out completely. Lastly, note that in the photo of the dried mushrooms with the stipes in the foreground that L. rubidus tended toward hollow stipes and L. rufulus tended toward a solid stipe. Just to clarify the last two photos of this set of photos of the dried mushrooms on a paper towel each have both types of lactarius, the left side of the paper towel being L. rufulus (that's what I think, anyway).

Photos / Sounds

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

newtpatrol

Date

May 15, 2015 03:35 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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