Lactarius deliciosus

Phylum: Basidioycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae
Genus: Lactarius
Species: deliciosus
Authority: (L. ex Fr.) S.F. Gray(1821)
Collection #:PLB847_2018_
Locale: Okemos, Michigan

Lactarius deliciosus is widely distributed and collected as food. This species name actually refers to a group of separate species. After genetic analysis it was determined that the European and American species were not the same. The species complex vary in their host and morphology.

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