No Common Name Lactarius subplinthogalus Coker  

Status:

Found solitary or scattered on ground in oak or oak/pine forests.

Description:

Cap: Pale tan/yellowish/gray, flat becoming funnel-shaped in age; margin uplifted and very pleated; both white flesh and white latex stain rosy-pink. Gills: Color of cap, may be slightly decurrent, distant, stain rosy-pink. Stalk: Smooth, dry, cream with darker stains in age. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

Similar to Lactarius fumosus, both species have white latex which stains the flesh pinkish. The gills of this species, however, are more distant and broad (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Lactarius subplinthogalus in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/4/2013). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Lactarius subplinthogalus (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Lactarius subplinthogalus (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Lactarius subplinthogalus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2018). Round, warted; measured 7.2-8.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Lactarius subplinthogalus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2012). Nearly round/broadly elliptical; ornamented with warts and ridges; 2.5 micron prominences; measured 8.3 X 8.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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