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Lactarius atroviridis Peck
Rep. (Annual) Trustees State Mus. Nat. Hist., New York 42: 119. 1889.

Original diagnosis

Pileus fleshy, firm, centrally depressed, scabrous-hairy, sometimes rimose-areolate, dark-green, flesh whitish, milk white, taste acrid; lamellae rather close, adnate or decurrent, whitish, sometimes spotted, or green on the edge; stem equal, short, hollow, colored like, but often paler than the pileus, spotted; spores yellowish-white, subglobose, rough, .0003 in. in diameter.
Pileus 2.5 to 4 in. in broad; stem 1 to 2 in. long, 6 to 10 lines thick.
Borders of woods. Sandlake. Aug.
The color of the pileusis a dark olive green, by which and by its dryness the species may be distinguished from L. sordidus. The same species occurs in North Carolina, where it was collected by Rev. C.J. Curtis.


Holotypus: Peck (NYS)
North America: United States: New York, Sandlake

Published type studies: Hesler & Smith (1979), N. Amer. Spec. Lactarius: 222




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