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Lactarius pubescens.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Bearded Milkcap, Fehér szőrgomba, Fehérbolyhos tejelőgomba, Zottiger Milchling
Lactarius pubescens 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9177
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Lactarius pubescens Mushroom
Ref No: 9178
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut, Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lactarius pubescens (Fr. ex Krombh.) Fr. Zottiger Milchling, Fehér szőrgomba, fehérbolyhos tejelőgomba, Bearded Milkcap. Cap 4–10cm across, convex then centrally depressed, margin inrolled and hairy, creamy white to rosy buff often with slightly darker areas, without concentric banding. Stem 30–60 x 10–23mm, concolorous with cap, often with a rosy-buff band at apex. Flesh thick, whitish. Gills slightly decurrent, crowded, whitish with a slight salmon tinge, darkening with age. Milk white; taste very hot. Spore print pale cream (C–D) with faint salmon tint. Spores elliptic with warts joined by ridges forming a well-developed, irregular network, 6.5–8.5 x 5.5–6.5µ. Habitat near birch on sandy soil. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.
Very similar to L. torminosus but paler and somewhat smaller.

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Kathy Warburton (New Zealand) - 24 March 2014

Growing in the open under a mixed canopy which included birch and conifers. Very hot and peppery taste!
Lactarius pubescens
carolyn rutter (Australia) - 07 May 2013

these come up regularly under introduced birch in devonport tasmania australia
Lactarius pubescens
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 23 February 2011

Gdansk Oliwa.Poland
Lactarius pubescens
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