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Lactarius camphoratus   (Fragrant Lactarius)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2.5-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.4-0.7 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This smallish agaric has a reddish brown cap, pale gills and exudes white milk which savor of curry.

Cap dark red-brown with central depression or umbo and a furrowed margin. Gills decurrent, medium-spaced and quite thick. Spores are white to cream colored. Stem is pallid and similarly colored as the cap, more or less equal, and finely downy and becoming hollow. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species Lactarius rufus and Lactarius helvus have a similar smell.

Lactarius camphoratus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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