farincous smell, firm stipe, not fibrous
brownish orange mushroom that oozes a white milky substance out of its gills, grows under hardwood trees. gills are sligtly lighter in color, and are decurrent, running down the stem of the mushroom. the stem is hollow. when dried out the mushrooms smell and (allegedly taste) like maple syrup. it is said that when they grow in large enough numbers that the whole forest will smell like syrup.
Briliant blue medium sized mushroom, closely set gills, and blue milk that bleeds from the gills and any damage done to the mushroom. found growing in a hardwood forest. has a very mild, earthy flavor.
Sweet, slightly fruity(?) smell, with some white liquid coming out when broken. Growing under coast live oak in a coastal chaparral habitat
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.