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    • Lactaire
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    • Reizker
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    • Milkcaps
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    • Lactarius

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

wildmarin

Date

January 22, 2017 01:08 PM PST

Description

farincous smell, firm stipe, not fibrous

Photos / Sounds

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

vicecake

Date

October 18, 2016 05:38 PM CDT

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

indigo milk cap Lactarius indigo

Observer

vicecake

Date

August 21, 2016 07:12 AM CDT

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

flygrl67

Date

January 21, 2017 03:55 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

January 21, 2017 02:41 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

flygrl67

Date

January 21, 2017 02:50 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

flygrl67

Date

January 21, 2017 02:47 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rufous Candy Cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

alex_bairstow

Date

January 21, 2017 10:34 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

loarie

Date

January 21, 2017 03:03 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Milkcaps Genus Lactarius

Observer

dave-barry

Date

January 21, 2017 12:09 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Candy Cap Lactarius rubidus

Observer

sierraberri

Date

January 21, 2017 03:41 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Rufous Candy Cap Lactarius rufulus

Observer

sierracarr

Date

January 21, 2017 08:47 AM PST

Description

Sweet, slightly fruity(?) smell, with some white liquid coming out when broken. Growing under coast live oak in a coastal chaparral habitat

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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