Golden Milkcap? (Lactarius alnicola?) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL July 2016 Week #29 Jeff Skrentny IMG_2841
Golden Milkcap? (Lactarius alnicola?) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL July 2016 Week #29 Jeff Skrentny IMG_2843
Peppery taste, under Coast Live Oak.
Cap yellowish, zonate with darker concentric rings. Stipe brittle like crumbly chalk, with pitted “scrobiculations” on exterior. Taste hot, peppery. Under Live Oak.
Lactarius alnicola, commonly known as the golden milkcap, is a species of fungus in the Russulaceae family. The fruit bodies produced by the fungus are characterized by a sticky, vanilla-colored cap up to 20 cm (7.9 in) wide with a mixture of yellow tones arranged in faint concentric bands. The stem is up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long and has yellow-brown spots. When it is cut or injured, the mushroom oozes a white latex, which has an intensely peppery...