Image of Lactarius porninsis Rolland 1890

Image of Lactarius porninsis Rolland 1890


Slo.: mecesnova mlečnica - Habitat: mountain pasture with scattered groups of Larix decidua and Picea abies trees, full sun, modestly inclined mountain slope, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 2.600 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 870 m (2.850 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil, under Larix decidua. - Comments: Growing scattered solitary and in groups; several pilei present.This mushroom grows mostly in the Alps and is strictly growing under Larix decidua trees. Is it edible or not seems questionable. In the literature one can find everything - from delicious, edible, conditionally edible to not edible. Pileus diameter up to 9 cm, stipe 4-5 cm and 1.2 - 1.4 cm diameter; smell distinctive, fresh, pleasant, like fruit jam; taste mild, pleasant, like nuts; flesh brittle; SP very faint, whitish(?); milk white, not abundant, not changing color for a long time. - Spores warty. Dimensions: 9.2 (SD = 0.8) x 7.5 (SD = 0.5) μ, Q = 1.22 (SD = 0.07), n = 19. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera. - Herbarium: Mycotheca and lichen herbarium (LJU-Li) of Slovenian Forestry Institute, Večna pot 2, Ljubljana, Index Herbariorum LJF - Ref.: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Gregor Podgornik. (2) M. Bon, Parey's Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 82. (3) A. Poler, Veselo po gobe (in Slovene), Mohorjeva druba Celovec (2002), p 246 (4) R.Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 194.

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