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Yellow-latex Milkcap

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius vinaceorufescens A.H.Sm.

Lactarius vinaceorufescens – Yellow-latex Milkcap

Common name: Yellow-latex Milkcap.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius vinaceorufescens, commonly known as the yellow-staining milkcap or the yellow-latex milky, is a poisonous species of fungus in the family Russulaceae. It produces mushrooms with pinkish-cinnamon caps up to 12 cm (4.7 in) wide held by pinkish-white stems up to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. The closely spaced whitish to pinkish buff gills develop wine-red spots in age. When it is cut or injured, the mushroom oozes a white latex that rapidly turns bright sulfur-yellow. The species, common and widely distributed in North America, grows in the ground in association with conifer trees. There are several other Lactarius species that bear resemblance to L. vinaceorufescens, but most can be distinguished by differences in staining reactions, macroscopic characteristics, or habitat.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Milkcap mushroom <B>Lactarius vinaceorufescens</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkMilkcap mushroom Lactarius vinaceorufescens on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Gills of a milkcap mushroom <B>Lactarius vinaceorufescens</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkGills of a milkcap mushroom Lactarius vinaceorufescens on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Dissected milkcap mushroom <B>Lactarius vinaceorufescens</B> on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-12.htm">October 12, 2019</A>
LinkDissected milkcap mushroom Lactarius vinaceorufescens on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 12, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA

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