Milky on gills and when stalk broke; substrate = dirt/leaf mulch
Seen growing in a grassy area in the upper riparian zone of the creek. The cap diameter of this large specimen is about ten cm, and the thick stalk measures two cm in diameter and four cm in length. The majority of the tree cover in this riparian woodland consists of native oaks and willows.
Latex not yellowing upon exposure, stipe solid
Latex turning yellow immediately upon exposure
Lactarius is a genus of mushroom-producing fungi. The genus, collectively known commonly as milk-caps, are characterized by the fact that they exude a milky fluid ('latex') if cut or damaged. Like the genus Russula, with which they are grouped in the family Russulaceae, their flesh has a distinctive brittle consistency.