Montgomery Bell State Park, TN, USA
some kind of fluid comes out when damaged
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Latex was very scant, and seemed to be clear, although there was so little it was hard to be sure. No discoloration, even after a while.
Cap viscid, up to 10 cm across. Stipe slightly viscid. Taste acrid after 4 seconds. Under oak and mixed hardwoods.
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.