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Lactarius mammosus
Family
Russulaceae
Location
At least in Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2.5-5.5 cm diameter; stem 3-7 cm tall x 0.5-1 cm diameter
Edibility

Description
This largish agaric has a gray cap and pale gills and stem. Exuding milk, it grows solitary or in scattered groups on boggy soil under coniferous trees, mainly pine.

Cap convex, later flattening or with a depression, sometimes with a fiat to pointed umbo, margin at first somewhat inrolled; brownish, vinaceous-grey to umber or hazel, sometimes with one or more concentric bands; moderately thick, firm, surface dry, of feathery, adpressed fibres breaking into small, low, fibrous scales. Gills adnate to slightly decurrent, crowded; rosy buff, later darker with an orange tinge. Milk white; taste mild, then hot or very hot, smell of coconut.Spores Spore print cream. Flesh whitish to buff. Stem whitish or tinged with the cap colour, bruising pale cinnamon-brown. It has no ring.

Similar species Lactarius rufus which has more brown color and Lactarius trivialis which exudes transparent milk.



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