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Observed: 22nd January 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Spores in Melzer's
Showing squashed gills

Small flat brown mushrooms growing in a damp, fairly dense pine plantation. Smooth flat cap about 3 cm across, rust-brown central area with small pointy umbo then a concentric band of lighter brown merging into pale pink-buff almost white margin. Stem about 3 cm long, 0.5 cm diameter at top tapering towards base, Pale at top then tawny-brown, fibrous-looking below. Adnate/slightly decurrent pale buff gills with intermediate gills that didn't reach stem. White spore print. Spores: 6-8 x 6-7 microns, subglobose, warty, probably amyloid!


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I am sure this is not a

I am sure this is not a Laccaria laccata. It looks so much like a Lactarius to me but with non amyloid spores???

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Woops! Looking at these

Woops! Looking at these spores again, and comparing with the examples at Mushroom Expert, I think they are actually amyloid.

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... and in photo DSCF1580

... and in photo DSCF1580 there does seem to be a drop of milk. However when I squashed my finger against the gills I didn't find any more milk, or maybe I just wasn't looking closely enough. I'll post a photo I took at the time. It always amazes me how much more info there is in the photos than that which I pick up at the time.

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I've added an ID for

I've added an ID for Lactarius. Any idea which species? I see a few of them are associated with pines and some have subglobose spores. I don't yet know the vocab for describing the patterns on the spores - and there isn't enough depth of field to show it clearly in a photo.