Lactarius thyinos  A.H. Smith (4 Photos and Description)

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Lactarius thyinos is a bright orange small to medium sized faintly zoned fruitbody with an inrolled margin and orange latex, which is unchanging.  (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. 

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