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Lactarius hygrophoroides Mushroom
Ref No: 9141
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Lactarius hygrophoroides2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9142
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location: North America
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut, Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lactarius hygrophoroides Berk. & Curt. Cap 3-10cm across, convex with a depressed center, becoming flatter and sometimes funnel-shaped, with an incurved then spreading margin; orangy brown to reddish brown; dry and velvety, becoming wrinkled in age. Gills adnate-subdecurrent, distant, broad; white becoming cream or pale yellowy fawn. Stem 30-50 x 5-15mm, stuffed or solid; same color as cap or paler; dry with a white bloom. Flesh firm; white. Latex white, plentiful, unchanging, not staining. Odor mild. Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 7.5-9.5 x 6-7.5μ; ornamented with small warts connected by fine lines sometimes forming a broken reticulum, prominences 0.2-0.4 high. Deposit white. Habitat singly or scattered on soil in deciduous woods. Found widely distributed in eastern North America. Season June-September. Edible excellent (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.)

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Zoran Tasovac (Canada) - 12 August 2013

Found near Ancaster, Ontario on July 25th, 2013.
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 04 January 2012

Another shot of hemlock-specific lactarius:
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 04 January 2012

Not sure if this is the mushroom named, since it grows only under an old hemlock. Fruits much of summer every year...
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