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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.5 (1)

Lactarius

(Coming from "Is the cap larger and not gray to pinkish gray?"

 

Are the gills distant with a yellow coloration on the cap and stalk?

Yes

Are the gills close with a cinnamon brown to red-brown cap and stalk?

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You have an L. hygrophoriodes

 

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Does the mushroom have an aromatic odor?

Yes

Is no odor present?

Yes

 

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Is the cap 0.8" to 5"and red-brown with a mild taste which becomes acrid?

Yes

Is the cap 0.5" to 1.5" and red-brown (like burnt sugar) with a mild taste?

Yes

 

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You have an L. helvus

 

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You have an L. camphoratus

 

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Is the cap 1" - 4", red-brown and found under conifers?

Yes

Is the cap 0.5 - 2", maroon-red and found under hardwoods and mixed woods?

Yes

 

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You have an L. rufus

 

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You have an L. subdulcis

 

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