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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

indigo milk cap Lactarius indigo

Date

May 2, 2016 01:52 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Downy milk cap Lactarius pubescens

Observer

joepb

Date

April 17, 2016 10:41 AM NZST

Description

Near betula if I remember rightly.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

penelopegillette

Date

April 20, 2016 05:23 PM HST

Description

Abundant fruiting under Fagus sylvatica (European Beech)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ugly Milkcap Lactarius turpis

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 20, 2016

Description

Common. Emerging from around the exposed roots of silver birch (Betula pendula) trees growing in Rotokura Lakes car park.

Thallus dirty dark brown to yellow-brown (distinctly more yellow on margins and underside of thallus near gills otherwise brown), virtually immersed in ground (so appearing like an earthball / [puff ball (see images)), near roots of assumed host tree (birch). Cap up to 40 mm diameter, 'bun-shaped' with central depression scarcely evident, surface rugose. Gills white. Stalk tapering to apex, most immersed in leaf litter and soil, dirty yellow-brown, 20 mm diameter at base, narrowing to 15 mm diameter near apex

Stalk and gills exuding minute droplets of milky exudate (just visible in the image showing the gills and stipe).

I am assuming this is Lactarius turpis - as it is virtually identical to http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/3001031

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 20, 2016

Description

Choice of genus is based on the adage that if you use a name enough times eventually you will get it right...LOL

Uncommon, Seen occasionally on forest floor under mountain beech (Fuscospora cliffortioides). Thallus often half buried in leaf litter, Cap 30 mm diameter, deeply concave, dirty brown, somewhat rugose. Gills pale yellow. Stalk stout, 10 mm diameter, 30 mm long, brown.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ugly Milkcap Lactarius turpis

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 18, 2016

Description

Uncommon under birch (Betula pendula) tree's growing in mixed birch / kohuhu (Pittosporum colensoi) / kapuka (Griselinia littoralis) forest nearby.

Thallus dirty dark brown to yellow-brown(distinctly more yellow on margins and underside of thallus near gills otherwise brown), virtually immersed in ground (so appearing like an earthball / [puff ball), near roots of assumed host tree (birch). Cap up to 40 mm diameter, 'bun-shaped' with central depression scarcely evident, surface rugose. Gills white. Stalk tapering to apex, most immersed in leaf litter and soil, dirty yellow-brown, 20 mm diameter at base, narrowing to 15 mm diameter near apex.

Probably same species as http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/3001023

Photos / Sounds

What

Ugly Milkcap Lactarius turpis

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 18, 2016

Description

Uncommon in rank grassland under birch (Betula pendula) tree's along roadside (seen also in mixed birch / kohuhu (Pittosporum colensoi) / kapuka (Griselinia littoralis) forest nearby.

Thallus dirty dark brown to yellow-brown(distinctly more yellow on margins and underside of thallus near gills otherwise brown), virtually immersed in ground (so appearing like an earthball / [puff ball), near roots of assumed host tree (birch). Cap up to 40 mm diameter, 'bun-shaped' with central depression scarcely evident, surface finely rugose. Gills white. Stalk tapering to apex, most immersed in leaf litter and soil, dirty yellow-brown, 20 mm diameter at base, narrowing to 15 mm diameter near apex.

Probably the same species as http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/3001031

Photos / Sounds

What

Downy milk cap Lactarius pubescens

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 18, 2016

Description

Uncommon in rank grassland under birch (Betula pendula) tree's along roadside.

Thallus cap pinkish-white (central depression obviously darker pink), 60 mm diameter. Gills and stalk white. Stalk stout, 10-15 mm diameter 25 mm long - broadening toward apex.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johnsteel

Date

April 19, 2016

Description

Several specimens in spaced group under Lophozonia menziesii in mixed forest.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

April 8, 2016

Description

Lactarius umerensis growing in beech forest 550 m, West Princhester Creek

Photos / Sounds

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

leptonia

Date

April 16, 2016 01:02 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

rufous candy cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

damontighe

Date

April 15, 2016 04:34 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.

No range data available.
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