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Milkcap?

Observed: 11th October 2011 By: BruceHBruceH’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Peppery Milkcap - Lactarius piperatus 11-10-2011 09-24-43
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

What colour was the milk?

What colour was the milk?

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Milk colour

I didn't break it. I will check this when I go down there next - in a day or so.

Bruce

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Milkcap?

I visited the fungus again and broke a bit off. It was very leathery and hard to tear. When I did tear it, there was no milk inside, being very dry. See IMG_1950 and 1 above.

I broke a piece of another, younger fungus close by (apparently the same species) and this was also dry and a bit leathery with no milk. See IMG_1952.

It has been unusually hot and dry here recently.

Bruce