Lactarius salmonicolor (thyinos)


Lactarius salmonicolor is a beautiful milky has a bright orange small to medium sized faintly zoned fruitbody with an inrolled margin and orange latex, which is unchanging. It may be the same mushrooms as Lactarius thyinos R. Heim & Leclair 1953. It is the only orange lactarius with orange milk that doesn't turn green with handling or staining). The cap is convex initially and expands and flattens or becomes somewhat vase-shaped with a central sticky depression by maturity. Orange gills are attached and sometimes subdecurrent. Orange latex gradually stains gills reddish. Stipe, which often has scrobiculations (depressed pot holes) is sticky at apex and has a tapered base. Stem hollows with age. Spore print is light yellow in color. Common in swampy areas under conifers, especially Northern White cedar in summer and fall. Slightly fragrant. Mild taste. Edible. 

Lactarius salmonicolor


Lactarius salmonicolor

Lactarius salmonicolor