Two or three dozen in the area
Burnt-orange colored Candy cap found between Parking Lot C and Seminar C building. Milky latex upon puncturing gills. Whitish spore print. Mild smell and taste, but maple-sweet smell and taste when dried. Very unique edible used for seasoning desserts.
Largest was about 5" across; under oaks near pond.
Found growing under coast live oak trees.
They are yellow-orange, include the gills and stalks, they are entire yellow-orange
Found directly off a trail. The cap has a slight rough texture. When drying the maple aroma is quite obvious. Very brittle flesh but no noticeable lactate.
L. fragilis was found in grass and leaf litter on the margin of a road in Ocean City State Park. Cinnamon brown cap and stem with lactating gills. Identified my macroscopic and microscopic features. Spores are mostly round and reticulate.
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.