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Lots of these to be found on our daily dog walk. Curious as to what they may be.  Light tan top that looks leathery.  I did do a spore print but dang it with the holidays and all I forgot what it was!  I'll see if they are still around and do another print if needed.  Growing on ground in mixed wooded area.

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Found the print.  Spores white

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My first guess would be "Lactarius". Sometimes the latex is not easily noticed; some species produce very little liquid. To find scant latex, gently press the sliced gills/flesh against a finger or a piece of paper. Then look to see signs of moisture. 

There are other ID possibilities for these.

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Shape had me thinking lactarius but no milk.  I will check it on paper as you suggest.   Could it be one of the tricholoma mushrooms?

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If not Lactarius, then my next guess would be Clitocybe/Lepista. Spore print color could be helpful, especially any deviation from pure white. 

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Spore print was pure white.  I did find the print I made actually still sitting on the counter.  Did it half on a slide for the microscope but time has a way of getting away from me.  I was hoping to find another yesterday but we took the dogs on another route for their evening walk.

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Dave, you are right again!  Lactarius.  Actually had small drops of milk on one picked this evening..  Perhaps lactarius florididanus?  Can't find any info on this species but the picture in Mushrooms of the Southeast looks about right.  Funny that there is a picture but no write up

 

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