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Milk Cap

Lactarius

Description:

The type of mushroom I found had a cap that was brownish-orange with the center being dark brown and indented.The cap was about 3 1/2 mm long.The cap was also wavy around the edges.If you looked underneath the cap, you would notice that the mushroom had many,close together, gills.The stalk of the mushroom was a light orange color.There was no collar attached to the stalk and the stalk was about 3 mm long.The cap had no stench and it was not slimy when you touched it. The spore print of the mushroom was a creamy color.

Habitat:

I had found the mushroom on the edge of the woods near a beech tree in a small field.The mushroom was in a small group with its same type.The mushrooms were not very close together but there were many of them.

Notes:

When I went outside on the school campus in early November, I discovered mushrooms. The type mushroom I found had a cap that was brownish-orange with the center being dark brown and indented.The cap was about 3 1/2 mm long.The cap was also wavy around the edges.If you looked underneath the cap you would notice that the mushroom had many,close together, gills.The stalk of the mushroom was a light orange color.There was no collar attached to the stalk and the stalk was about 3 mm long.The cap had no stench and it was not slimy when you touched it. The spore print of the mushroom was a creamy color.To discover the spore print color I cut off the cap and placed it on white and black pieces of paper.Then I let the cap sit on the pieces of paper over the night.When I arrived back in school in the science classroom,I noticed the spore print had shown. I had found the mushroom on the edge of the woods near a beech tree in a small field.The mushroom was in a small group with its same type.The mushrooms were not very close together but there were many of them.I believe the mushroom I found is part of the milk cap family because these characteristics match the major milk cap characteristics. Kingdom:Fungi Division:Basidiomycetes Class:Agaricomycetes Family:Russulaceae Species:unknown

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mmsbiodiversity86
Spotted by
mmsbiodiversity86

Maine, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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