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Beech Milkcap

Observed: 12th September 2012 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2012_09_12_BeechMilkcap1
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Description:

Beech leaves stuck to cap - slightly depressed. Latex white and peppery taste. Dirty white decurrent, crowded.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

davidgenney's picture

Not convinced

L.blennius is more a dirty grey colour, has distinct zones, pits on cap margin and quite mucifluous if memory serves me correctly. I wouldn't like to suggest an alternative though.

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Thanks

I have given it another go from my field notes...

dejayM's picture

deserve

This certainly has the LOOK of L.piperatus - pale cap. I grows readily in beech stands.
Did you use household bleach for test?
Shame on you not giving tasting notes! They are both very similar (taste) but I remember a 'delay' with blennius.
I think it deserves an agreement.
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