Identification: Milky Cap ID

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  1. C.Wick

    C.Wick Active Member

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    My apologies for being one of the most abundant posters here........but my books seem to be lacking in Kansas and other Mid-Western fungi ID's.....
    I recently came across a gorgeous set of orange-capped/yellow stemmed milky mushrooms.......the largest flared out to 7cm across and stood 5 1/2 cm tall.
    it had an extremely strong 'mushroom' odor...almost overpowering. very prolific lactator (please excuse me if i'm using horrible wording here...)
    the cap and stem both bruised a dark purple-brown when broken but I was unable to get any spore samples that were visible to the naked eye.
    It had close gilled undersides....a lighter golden orange color with the stem being slightly thick around....
    The image I got does it no justice but will post if anyone is interested.
    It doesn't look like the Orange Milky which is about the closest I've been able to find..
     
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    I can think of a couple of Lactarius that bruise purple. - I'm interested in seeing the picture.
     
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    hope these images help.......I went back today and counted 11 of them.......the largest stood 5 1/2 inches with a slightly convex cap
     

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    Lactarius volemus?
     
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    L. volemus should stain brown, not purple.

    Does the latex change color? I see that it probably starts out white.
     
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    it stayed a pure white the whole time i'd noticed....the one cap i brought home only darkend to a light purple tone on the gills and cut areas.....but the latex dried almost a clear non-descript color
     
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    I would call that Lactarius volemus . . . subject to it eventually staining. The odor, which C. mentioned, is often described as "fishy."
     
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    definately an 'odorific' mushroom! after I'd posted this image I was trying to find more info on the white ones I posted afterwards.......and came up with an image of almost identical mushroom.....so was hoping that this was the 'volemus' one. Thanx Michael and Rob
     
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    Looks like L.volemus.
    Regards,
    Nico
     
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    Thank you again, Nico.........
    lately my area has had an infusion of amazing variety of mushrooms/fungi/slime molds and other life thanx to rains.
    I'm extremely new at this and appreciate the help everyone has been giving me.
     
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    Take much photoes as possible, I wanna discover american fungi.
    Now I go on holiday, i come here 12 july and i want to find new photos ! :)
     
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    Where are you headed for? Are you visiting forests/parks or other areas?
    I've been lucky to find most mine just within 10 mile drives around where I live.
     

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