Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri  Hessler & Smith (2 Photos and Description)

Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri_1405

Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri has a medium sized suede-like white to pale grayish-buff convex, dry cap  that becomes flat with a shallow central depression. Gills are white to buff, attached to subdecurrent, crowded and forked at stipe apex. Stipe is off-whitish, becoming hollow. Off-white tissues bruise salmon-pink with cutting or handling. Pale buff-yellow spore print. Unchanging white latex slowly stains salmon-pink. Mild to slightly and slowly acrid (taste for 2 min.) Under hardwoods, especially oaks.

Lactarius subvernalis 1407-2

Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri