Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Fungus Identification #03

I have quite a few identifications to put up here... this is actually from a forage in early December! I am far behind my record keeping.

lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus - the delicious (actually, it's not) milky cap

Lactarius ???
Mystery Lactarius. Can't identify them all yet...

Lactarius vinaceorufescens
Lactarius vinaceorufescens - yellow staining milky cap

Suillus tomentosus
Suillus tomentosus - blue staining bolete. This image does not due the blue staining justice. All you have to do is touch underneath the cap and the pores would stain. Same for cutting the stem and cap as you can see in the image below.

Suillus tomentosus

Suillus pseudobrevipes?
Suillus pseudobrevipes? - possibly a veiled short-stemmed bolete. I'm not 100% sure on the identification. Very slimy and disgusting boletes. I did not enjoy touching these or identifying them. Very gross and snot like.

Suillus pungens?
Suillus pungens? - another slimy cap but with beautiful pores. Smelled pungent like a pungent slippery jack, but I'm not 100% on this identification. The cap was a very lovely orange in the middle and forest green on the edges.

Making spore prints! I only got spores for the bottom right bolete that were a olive green. The rest were white or slime.
I spent a good amount of time on identifying these six. It was a lot of work and I had to start over multiple times for the questionable identifications. I'm getting better at this, but certainly not faster. Till next time...

1 comment:

cb said...

So much amazing fungi!!!! It must be like find gold when go fungi hunting, at least that is how i think it would feel :) happy 2013!! Xo

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