Can anyone confirm if I am correct please?

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Can anyone confirm if I am correct please?

Post by Deborah » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:08 pm

Hello. I found these today - growing in very damp ground on the bank of a stream which regularly floods. Rather shady amongst a variety of scrub/shrubs as well as some kind of conifer which I couldn't identify. It's a managed mixed forest plantation. At first I thought Lactarius deliciosus - which I've found elsewhere - but the caps of some were very large (20 cm). These are not that large, (max 13 cm) across, and there's no green markings - but perhaps that's not essential? Bright orange milk, but maroon after a while, not green. This makes me think Lactarius deterrimus?

Photo shows maroon marks, plus fresh orange milk.
I'm in Central Brittany.
Any help much appreciated.
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Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi,

Have you ruled out Lactarius salmonicolor?

I've never actually seen that one myself, but, like L.deliciosus, it does have the orange pits on its stems (whereas L.deterrimus doesn't), and I understand that it can get to around 20cm diameter.

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Post by mollisia » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:52 pm

Hello,

it indeed looks like L. salmonicolor, because of the pale orange cap which often has no concentric areas.
But that species is confined to Abies, which is not native in Britain as far as I suppose - so there must be some planted Abies trees ....

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Post by Deborah » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 am

Thanks for your comments.
Looking at info about Picea abies I see that it's a widely planted forestry tree and doesn't mind acid soil nor damp ground - both of which feature heavily here - And yet another memo to me get to grips with evergreen/conifer identification.

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Post by adampembs » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:23 pm

I think Andreas was referring to the genus Abies (the Firs) - which are not native but are found in numerous plantations. There are only 44 records in the Uk for L.salmonicolor which makes it quite rare but you are in France anyway.
What about Lactarius quieticolor?
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