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Lactarius sphagneti (Fries) Gray
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. W of Xiangcheng on highway XV09 to Reda Xiang on Reda side of pass over Ma'an Shan. Remnant Picea-Quercus-Prunus-Salix forest and adjacent openings and loose stony slopes; mostly intact Quercus and mixed conifer forests from 3750 m to tree line. 29°2'41"N, 99°42'41"E; 3450-3800 m.
On ground under Picea and Quercus at 3550 m. Pileus 2-5 cm in diam., convex, than almost applanate, reddish brown, center often distinctly subconical to umbonate, darker, dry. Lamellae yellowish to cream colored; latex white, unchanging. Stipe 4-8 x 0.5-1 cm, concolorous with pileus. Taste hot.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2399 19 July 1998

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