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Observed: 28th November 2011 By: Graham JamesGraham James’s reputation in Fungi and LichensGraham James’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Growing near to belt of conifers with silver birches nearby. About 1.75 across cap.


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Species interactions

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Fenwickfield's picture


I seem to be spelling everything wrong today should say hollow stem not stwm


parad1se's picture

Sorry to contradict you, but

Sorry to contradict you, but Fungi of Northern Europe - the Genus Lactarius, says about deterrimus "becoming hollow in the stem". Were there spruce among these conifers?

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I think there are mainly Douglas Firs there, but I dont remember seeing any Spruce.

Fenwickfield's picture

Jorden's and Phillips

I got mine out of the two book's stated,your not contradicting as we supposed to question things.I have just ordered a book The Genus Lactarius so must be the one you have but not allowed it till Christmas.


parad1se's picture

OK. Here's another quote. "L.

OK. Here's another quote.
"L. deterrimus may be considered as the Picea associated counterpart of L. delicosus, differing from that species by the less zonate cap, the more greenish tinges, the hardly pitted stem and the slowly reddening milk and flesh"

Otherwise you have to check the spores under a microscope.

If there was no spruce around looks like you're going to be right!

miked's picture

"L deterrimus does not have a

"L deterrimus does not have a hollow stem" is not correct, I have collected a considerable number of these and the stem does hollow out in some cases.