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Square

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April 20, 2014 12:28 PM PDT

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April 2, 2014 04:17 PM PDT

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stephaniekyne

Date

April 3, 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Description

Milky on gills and when stalk broke; substrate = dirt/leaf mulch

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bburs

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April 2, 2014 05:43 PM PDT

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bburs

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April 2, 2014 05:01 PM PDT

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c_michael_hogan

Date

April 2, 2014

Description

Seen growing in a grassy area in the upper riparian zone of the creek. The cap diameter of this large specimen is about ten cm, and the thick stalk measures two cm in diameter and four cm in length. The majority of the tree cover in this riparian woodland consists of native oaks and willows.

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antnat

Date

April 1, 2014

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james3

Date

April 1, 2014

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April 1, 2014 11:46 AM PDT

Description

Latex not yellowing upon exposure, stipe solid

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March 31, 2014 10:27 AM PDT

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kueda

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March 17, 2012 05:29 PM PDT

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kueda

Date

January 12, 2008 02:35 PM PST

Description

I've seen this in Huckleberry too. Cap 5 to 30 cm in diameter, light to dark brown with faint rings, chalky stem, gills bleed latexy stuff, grows under oak. I'm guessing some kind of Lactarius, but I've yet to bust out Demystified. LOTS of these things out there. Like, lots.

Ok, after walking through the Lactarius key in DM, I think this might be the Golden Milk Cap (Lactarius alnicola). I didn't taste it for bitterness, but it seems to match all the other criteria, especially it's abundance under oak.

Observed near in Briones Regional Park, near Lafayette, CA.

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Description from Wikipedia

Lactarius alnicola, commonly known as the golden milkcap, is a species of fungus in the Russulaceae family. The fruit bodies produced by the fungus are characterized by a sticky, vanilla-colored cap up to 20 cm (7.9 in) wide with a mixture of yellow tones arranged in faint concentric bands. The stem is up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long and has yellow-brown spots. When it is cut or injured, the mushroom oozes a white latex, which has an intensely peppery...

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