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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.5(2)

Lactarius

(Coming from "Is the latex white, but soon staining rose, brown, or lilac or quickly staining to yellow?")

 

Do the gills and flesh stain lilac when bruised?   ..........................          ............   ...................

Yes

Do the gills and flesh stain rose, brown, greenish-gray,yellow, or white changing to yellow?

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Is the cap glabrous, reddish-brown, and the margin smooth?

Yes

Is the cap hairy, orange-buff, and the margin hairy?

Yes

 

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You have an L. uvidus

 

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You have an L. representaneus

 

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Is the cap gray-brown; the latex white staining gills bluish or greenish gray; and found under conifers?

Yes

The cap is not gray-brown, not staining gills bluish or greenish gray .......   ........       ........   ...............

Yes

 

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You have an L. mucidus

 

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Do the gills or flesh bruise brown, the latex remain unchanging in color?

Yes

Do the gills or flesh bruise yellow with the latex changing to yellow?

Yes

 

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Is the cap blackish-brown; velvety gills or flesh bruise to rose or pink?

Yes

Is the cap red-brown and wrinkled to corrugated? .....    .............

Yes

Is the cap orange-brown to dark brown and smooth? .......   ...............

Yes

 

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You have an L. lignyotus

 

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You have an L. corrugis

 

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You have an L. volemus

 

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Is the cap matted, hairy; the margin hairy? ...............

Yes

Is the cap nearly hairless; the margin smooth?

Yes

 

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You have an L. scrobiculatus

 

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You have an L. chrysorheus

 

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