Lactarius thyinos (2 Photos and Description)

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Lactarius thyinosis a bright orange-zoned fruitbody with orange latex, which is unchanging.  (It is the only orange lactarius with orange milk that doesn't turn green). The cap is convex initially and expands and flattens or becomes somewhat vase-shaped with a central viscid depression by maturity. Orange gills are attached to subdecurrent. 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.  Mild taste. Edible. 

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Lactarius thyinos

Lactarius thyinos

Lactarius thyinos