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Lactarius omphaliformis

Observed: 30th November 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Lactarius omphaliformis
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Description:

cap orange-brown becomes cracked, milk sparse stem brownish-orange in moss on unimproved pasture.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

L omphaliformis gets its name

L omphaliformis gets its name from its decurrent gilled shape (omphaloid) which this specimen does not have.

Fenwickfield's picture

what kind

What on earth is it,should have taken more notice of the gills but I focused on the cracking on the cap and other features,I suppose convincing myself that it was this.Have you any ideas it was in poor wet mossy pasture very exposed acid,peaty soil.

Fenwickfield

flaxton's picture

Cystoderma amianthinum maybe.

Cystoderma amianthinum maybe.

parad1se's picture

Or C. jasonis?

Or C. jasonis?

flaxton's picture

Easy to separate with a

Easy to separate with a microscope but without one the yellower colour of the gills is the defining characteristic(for jasonis). Unfortunately when older or waterlogged as this looks to be it is difficult to be sure.

Fenwickfield's picture

Thank's

I will look out for it in future and try and find a young example,it had been rather cold the previous night so maybe has a bit of frost damage.

Fenwickfield