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Lactaria vellerea

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Lactaria vellerea Fries, Epicr. Myc. 340. 1838
A ^nricus vellereus 'Fries, Syst. Myc. 1: 76. 1821.
Pileus fleshy, thick, convex-umbilicate, at length extending, depressed in the center, 6-11 cm. broad ; surface whitish, tinged in places with grayish or yellowish, dry, minutely tomentose ; margin inrolled then spreading : context firm, white, staining yellowish, possibly poisonous ; latex white, unchanging, or if creamy soon becoming white again, acrid ; lamellae whitish, becoming cream-colored or yellowish, changing to brownish where injured, many forking near the stem, interveined, shorter lamellae of ten joining with longer, distant, appearing more so with age or in larger specimens, adnate to slightly decurrent, 2-5 mm. broad ; stipe whitish, tinged in places with yellow, equal. or rounded at the base, pruinose-velvety, 3-4 cm. long, 12-18 mm. thick : spores white, globose to ovate or elliptic, with only a few scattering blunt spines, uniguttulate, 5-6 X 8^.
Type LOCALITY : Sweden.
Habitat : Open deciduous woods.
Distribution : Eastern United States from Maine to Alabama ; also in Europe.
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William Alphonso MurrilI, Gertrude Simmons BurIingham, Leigh H Pennington, John Hendly Barnhart. 1907-1916. (AGARICALES); POLYPORACEAE-AGARICACEAE. North American flora. vol 9. New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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