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Lactarius resimus

Common Name: None

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwoods and Conifer woods

Spore Color: Cream

Gill Color: White

Latex Color: White quickly yellowing

Comments: 

Not the easiest of Lactarius to ID for the first time. Aside from that, it may be best to think of this as a species group that needs more study to properly sort out any hidden species within the concept. 

My species concept starts with a whitish base color for the mushroom. It will often develop some rusty to brownish stains on the cap or the stem. The margin of the cap should be fairly hairy when it is young. Finally, it should have a whitish latex that should quickly turn yellow. Not sure if the latex is acrid.

One area where I need to refine my species concept is for the potholes on the stem. In close proximity, I have found specimens with minimal potholes and others with many potholes on the stem. Both will be included here. 

This page is likely to change once I am able to properly sort out this group.

Lookalikes:  

Milk changes color:

Lactarius maculatipes
does not have a bearded margin when it is young, and has potholes on the stem. Lactarius subvellereus also lacks a bearded margin and lacks potholes. It has a velvety cap surface.  Lactarius chrysorreus has pinkish tones to the cap and no potholes on the stem. 

Milk does not change:

Lactarius luteolus has a fishy smell, smooth stem, and bruises brown. The milk does not change color, but stains the gills brown. Lactarius deceptivus has milk that does not change yellow, and often a scaly cap surface. Lactarius piperatus and L. glaucescens have crowded gills.

Pictures:

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

9/23/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

9/30/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

Lactarius resimus

9/16/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN