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pondbank said:
No Idont the only names I know are beefsteak and milk plates
I can't find any mushroom with those names that looks like that on the internet. Is this what the locals call them? How did you first know they were OK to eat? Did your father, grandfather etc show you first? I pick several mushrooms that I learned were good to eat when I was a kid from my Uncle and grandfather. I just called them by their nickname. Now that I use books to identify them, every mushroom I was shown is considered a "choice" mushroom. It looks like these are some kind of "Milky" mushroom. Maybe that is where "Milk Plate" came from.
 

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I'm not familiar with these mushrooms either. Boletes have more of a rounded top, morelike umbrella shaped, and don't have that dimple in the middle. But than again there are many types of the bolete and I could be wrong.
 

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Beefsteak is what everyone around here calls them and they do have gills and they are milky.Dad showed me when I was a kid. I found them in franklin, adams, and cumberland counties and aug. is the best time to find them.
 

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Freytown said:
They look like they may be Orange-brown lactarius (Lactarius volemus)

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lactarius_volemus.html
This mushroom according to my mushroom book and this article smells like a dead fish but it is considered a choice mushroom. That is quite an unusual combination :/. It also says you should use gloves when cleaning it since it will stain your fingers.
 

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They do have a smell never thought they smelled like a dead fish. They do stain your hands like walnuts.Like I said before very good to eat.We also find one we call puppyfeet or buckhorns going back out monday if I find any I will post some pics
 
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