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synonyms: Coconut Milkcap, Duftmilchling, Illatos tejelőgomba, édesszagú tejelőgomba, Lactaire parfumé
Lactarius glyciosmus Mushroom
Ref No: 9132
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Lactarius glyciosmus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9133
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Violet or purple, Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut, Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lactarius glyciosmus (Fr. ex Fr.) Fr. syn. L. odoratus Velen.
Coconut-scented Milkcap, Lactaire parfumé, Duftmilchling, Illatos tejelőgomba, édesszagú tejelőgomba, Kokosmelkzwam.
Cap 2–5.5cm across, convex, later with a shallow depression, sometimes with a central pimple, usually greyish lilac, sometimes dull buff, thin-fleshed, not sticky, margin incurved at first. Stem 25–65 x 4–12mm, cylindrical, narrowing upwards or slightly club-shaped, soft and easily broken, concolorous with cap but paler or yellowish. Flesh buff, sometimes becoming hollow in the stem. Gills decurrent, crowded, pale yellowish to pale flesh colour, later greyish lilac. Milk white; taste mild then a little hot and acrid. Smell suggestive of coconut. Spore print creamy white (A–B). Spores broadly elliptic, with small warts connected by thin ridges to form a somewhat incomplete network, 7–8.5 x 5.5–6.5µ. Habitat under broad-leaved trees, especially birch. Season late summer to autumn. Common. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.

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Ricky Rasquedo (United Kingdom) - 29 August 2011

Picture taken August 2011, North Wales.
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