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Multifurca furcata (Coker) Buyck & V. Hofst.
Fungal Diversity 28: 37. 2008.

Lactarius furcatus Coker
J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 34: 18. 1918.

Original diagnosis

Cap 6-10 cm. broad, infundibuliform at maturity with the margin plane and narrowly revolute; surface with low, felted tomentum all over and remaining so, moderately viscid when wet, yellowish ochraceous, faintly many-zoned; margin not striate. Flesh white with distinct zones of dull ochraceous, up to 7 mm. thick near stem; no decided odor. Milk not abundant, white, then after many minutes a distinct glaucous green, and remaining this color indefinitely; moderately acrid. Gills quite crowded, very narrow, only 1.5-1.8 mm. wide, all forking three of four times, color fleshy-ochraceous with a tint of salmon. Stem 2-3 cm. long aabout 1.3 cm. thick, firm, solid, and tough, surface light yellowish with small ochraceous spots. Spores fleshy-ochraceous, short-elliptic, faintly tuberculate, pointed and somewhat bent at one end, 3.5-4 x 3.7-6.6 µ. [...] 2232. Bank of New Hope Creek, near Durham bridge, June 24, 1916. Type.


Holotypus: Coker 2232 (NCU)
North America: United States: North Carolina, New Hope Creek, near Durham Bridge

Published type studies: Hesler & Smith (1979), N. Amer. Spec. Lactarius: 250

Nomenclatural notes

  1. According to Montoya & al. (Mycotaxon 87: 314. 2003) the type has been lost. [rw]




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