Cutting gills belatedly oozed white latex. Specimen quite dry. Growing on ground, near Fagus grandifolia.
Observed during a weekend camping trip with Families in Nature.
fotografati in un rimboschimento del 2002 con noccioli, carpino bianco, ontano nero, farnia, noce, pioppi sp.pl., sambuco nero, frangola
White spore print. Cream-colored latex has no remarkable taste at first, but becomes acrid (bitter and hot) after about 30 seconds.
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.