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Welcome to Mushroom World, your resource for mushroom information. On this site you can search for mushrooms in our database and read about them. You can use this information to identify fungus, but do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. It takes normally years of experience to be able to identify mushrooms reliably. The responsibility for the identification is yours; the site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. Please read the disclaimer.

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You can browse the database from the alphabetical list or by going directly to the mushroom records which are listed under the categories poisonous, inedible and edible. You can also search the database based on mushroom name or some property.

Help identifying a mushroom

If you know how a mushroom looks, but need help to identify it, try our Mushroom identification helper. You can browse mushroom pictures there and perhaps find a match.

If this site cannot help you, we recommend mushroomobserver.org, which is a community site for mushroom identifications.

Today's Mushroom

Today's mushroom is Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milk Cap). The mushroom is Edible and good. It grows in Europe.

Description: This attractive, fairly large, buff agaric with distinctive salmon -pink blotches, pale carrot colour gills exudes carroty milk. It grows grows solitary or in scattered groups on soil under conifers, favouring pine trees.

Cap first round and bumpy, then convex and as mature flat with a depressed center. The margin stays rolled in until maturity. It has concentrically zoned thin rings in orange and somewhat wider zone in salmon go gray pink. Often with carrot colored patches. Sticky and slippery when wet. Gills at first apricot or saffron, becoming carrot, dull green on bruising, dense and sub-decurrent before abruptly ending. Stem similarly coloured as cap, thick and hard but also fragile, more or less equal, and patterned with different-sized shallow holes in a darker shade.

Similar species Lactarius deterrimus found with spruce trees has a smooth stem and exudes green staining orange milk.

Lactarius "deliciosus" group on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Dimensions: Cap 3-10 cm diameter, stem 3-6 cm tall * 1.5 - 2 cm diameter

If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.

Lactarius deliciosus
Lactarius deliciosus





WARNING

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