Lactarius subplinthogalus Coker. Cap 3-5cm across, flat with a broadly depressed disc, becoming shallowly funnel-shaped, with a pleated margin; dark fawn or drab gray; smooth with a bloom, becoming finely wrinkled in age. Gills decurrent, very distant, broad; cinnamon buff bruising rosy apricot. Stem 30-80 x 7-15mm, solid becoming hollow, tapering slightly toward the base; same color as cap or slightly paler; smooth, dry. Flesh soft, quite thick; whitish bruising rosy apricot. Latex white, turning dark rosy apricot in contact with flesh and gills. Odor pleasant. Taste acrid. Spores subglobose to broadly ellipsoid, amyloid, 7-8.7 x 7-8μ; ornamented with variable and extremely prominent ridges, some branched, not forming a reticulum, prominences 1.5-2.5µ high. Deposit creamy ochre. Habitat singly or scattered in woods. Found in the southeastern United States. Season July-September. Not edible. Comment Note the distinctive pleated margin and the way the cut flesh turns pink after a few minutes.