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    • Lactarius alnicola

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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rjadams55

Date

February 2, 2016

Description

Golden Milkcaps were very common under this stretch of roadside oaks.

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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gbentall

Date

February 2, 2016 04:16 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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e-albright

Date

February 2, 2016 02:14 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

Date

January 14, 2016

Description

BIO115_005

Growing on soil under bushes. The season is winter with heavy rainfall. The bushes are near a dorm building. The area is well-shaded.

Most of the mushrooms are a bold buff-yellow with stalk and gills a more buff color than the caps. The stalks are typically 2cm wide and 3-4cm tall, but can we wider and shorter. The caps are mostly 7-9 cm tall and broadly funnel shaped, but can also be 4cm tall and depressed and planoconvex. White spore print only showing up in patches. The fruiting body is brittle but not delicate, and emits a scant white latex that stains yellow. The mushroom has a characteristic spicy taste.

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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james35

Date

January 31, 2016 12:28 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 30, 2016

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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anniehu

Date

January 23, 2016

Description

Produces white latex when cut.

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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damontighe

Date

January 30, 2016 03:51 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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damontighe

Date

January 30, 2016 03:47 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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kueda

Date

January 30, 2016 03:50 PM PST

Description

No oak around, just manzanita and toyon.

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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damontighe

Date

January 29, 2016 05:23 PM PST

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Golden Milkcap Lactarius alnicola

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kevinhintsa

Date

January 28, 2016 02:07 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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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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