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

synonyms: Blasser Milchling, Fakó tejelőgomba, fakósárga tejelőgomba, Lactaire pâle, Pale Milkcap
Lactarius pallidus Mushroom
Ref No: 9166
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Lactarius pallidus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9167
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown
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 pallidus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. Blasser Milchling, Fakósárga tejelőgomba, Lactaire pâle, Pale Milkcap. Cap 4–10cm across, flattened convex, later with a central, funnel-shaped depression, buff, often pale, dull or with a rosy tint to pale flesh-coloured or pale brownish, firm and fairly thick-fleshed, smooth, sticky, margin incurved at first. Stem 30–80 x 6–28mm, cylindrical or narrowed at base, whitish or concolorous with cap, smooth. Flesh white to buff. Gills moderately decurrent, pale rosy buff to yellowish buff, somewhat crowded. Milk white; taste from mild to quite hot. Spore print pale ochre (E–F) with slight salmon tinge. Spores elliptic with ridges of various thicknesses running mainly across the spore and with few cross-connections, 8–10 x 6–7µ. Habitat under beech. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible when cooked. (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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