information sought regarding toxicity of lactarius xanthogalactus

e.hutton caterpillar at amuscaria.uklinux.net
Mon Jan 27 05:56:47 EST 2003


Mike Maas wrote:

> Hello,
> 
Snipped about Lactarius
> I also found this big mushroom today that I haven't gotten a spore
> print from. It's the second I've seen and I was unable to get a spore
> print from the first one.  Anyone care to identify it for me?  It is
> about 10" long by 5-6" wide.   As the pictures show there is only one
> stipe. It was growing in dirt/duff among several large (50 yr +)
> redwoods.
> 
> http://www.pbase.com/image/11440325
> http://www.pbase.com/image/11440326
> http://www.pbase.com/image/11440328
> 
> thanks,
> 
With those gills prabably a white spore print.
It looks rather like Leucopaxillus giganteus given its size.
If so it happens to be edible, though the stipe can be rather tough.
Not terribly tasty though.

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