tasty tasty when sauteed in olive oil and a little bit of garlic, the orange stains to a blue green as its cooked. Found under Monterrey Pines
Bearded Milkcap Mushroom, Lactarius pubescens var. betulae, Walnut Creek, California
Edible, but you need to do it the old Russian way of salting them and letting them cure for about 90 days. A bite of the fresh cap is about the peppery-hottest thing I've ever tasted.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: December 22, 2010
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On soil. Nothofagaceae mixed broaadleaf forest
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.