Lactarius deterrimus, also know as Orange milkcap, is a medium to large agaric that has a smooth stem, pale carrot gills and exudes green staining orange milk. It grows by itself or in groups scattered throughout soil under conifers, particularly pine and spruce trees.
first round with a slightly depressed center and rolled-in margin. Then shallow to funnel-shaped. It has orange coloured zones that turn greener with age. Sticky or slippery when wet. Gills
dense and slightly extending downward. Same colour as the cap. Stem
is similar in colour to the cap, smooth, Tough, but at the same time delicate and fragile. Flesh
dirty gray colored. It turns orange at the edges because of the carrot coloured milky liquid that escapes when broken. The mushroom has no ring.
Lactarius deliciosus which grows with pine trees and the poisonous Lactarius helvus.
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