Lactarius pallidus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. Blasser Milchling, 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.