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

synonyms: Bitterer Milchling, False Saffron Milkcap, Lucfenyvesi rizike, Zöldsávos tejelőgomba
Lactarius deterrimus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9096
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Lactarius deterrimus Mushroom
Ref No: 9100
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Green, Violet or purple, Brown, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh exudes coloured latex (milk) when cut, Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lactarius deterrimus Gröger. Bitterer Milchling, Lucfenyvesi rizike, False Saffron Milkcap. Very similar to L. deliciosus and formerly not distinguished from it. It differs essentially in the flesh, where coloured by the milk, becoming purplish in ten minutes and dark dull wine-red in about thirty minutes after exposure, and by the milk being bitter. The cap colour is less reddish and more yellowish and the whole fungus is more liable to turn greenish. Habitat mainly under spruce but also pines. Frequent. Less good to eat than L. deliciosus. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.)
Found In Europe.

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Alattin Çapar (Turkey) - 22 December 2012

Izmir/yamanlar
Lactarius deterrimus
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 23 February 2011

Gdansk-Poland
Lactarius deterrimus
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