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Bleeding Milkcap

Lactarius rubrilacteus

Description:

This mushroom was two inches high and two inches wide. The color varied anywhere from white to dark brown.

Habitat:

In soil and debris.


No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

larkinpb
larkinpb a year ago

Yeah that looks like it. Thanks Leuba Ridgway and Christine Y.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Not sure if I am right but I think it might be bleeding milkcap (Lactarius rubrilacteus) which is supposed to bleed red latex (assuming that's what I can see in pic 2). Apparently often confused with L.deliciosus (saffron milkcap).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactarius_...

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Have you tried posting on mushroomobserver.org? They are very helpful with getting down to species ID.

larkinpb
larkinpb a year ago

That's what I thought, but I couldn't figure out which kind though.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Looks like Lactarius, not sure which species though.

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.61, Long: -83.49

Spotted on Aug 14, 2017
Submitted on Aug 18, 2017

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