Hygrophorous Lactarius Lactarius hygrophoroides Berkeley & M.A. Curtis  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups under hardwoods, especially oaks.

Description:

Cap: orange with darker disc; smooth to velvety; mostly flat to depressed, uplifted margin in age; flesh white; latex white. Gills: White / cream, attached to slightly decurrent, distant. Stalk: Some shade of orange, may be yellow at base. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Hygrophorous Lactarius (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/15/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hygrophorous Lactarius (top) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/20/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hygrophorous Lactarius (gills and latex) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/15/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hygrophorous Lactarius growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Hygrophorous Lactarius growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)


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