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Lactarius alnicola

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Lactarius alnicola

Pileus
Cap 6-13 cm broad, convex, becoming shallowly infundibuliform; margin inrolled when young, sometimes slightly pubescent, but smooth in age; surface viscid, a mixture of yellow tones arranged in faint concentric bands; flesh, thick, white, firm; odor indistinct, taste very peppery.

Lamellae
Gills decurrent, crowded, narrow, white becoming yellow-buff, bruising yellowish; latex white, usually unchanging, but sometimes pale yellow.

Stipe
Stipe 2-5 cm tall, 1.5-2.5 cm thick, equal to tapered at the base, at first solid, then hollow, whitish at the apex, ochraceous-brown elsewhere, with darker yellow-brown spots (scrobiculations); veil absent.

Spores
Spore 7-10 x 6-8 µm, elliptical with reticulate, amyloid ornamentation; spore print white to pale yellow.

Habitat
Solitary to gregarious in mixed hardwood/conifer woods; common locally under Quercus (oaks) and Salix (willows); fruiting from early fall to mid-winter.

Edibility
Inedible; intensely peppery.

Comments
Lactarius alnicola is distinguished by a viscid, vanilla-colored, slightly zonate cap, white, usually unchanging latex and a yellow-brown spotted stipe. It is rather common in our area under Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak) where inexperienced collectors sometimes mistake if for the yellow chanterelle, Cantharellus cibarius. It is a mistake made only once as the taste is unforgettably peppery. Ironically, despite its species name, Lactarius alnicola is not common under alder.

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