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

synonyms: Graufleckender Milchling, Grey Milkcap, Lactaire lait gris
Lactarius vietusF Mushroom
Ref No: 8698
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Lactarius vietus 5 Mushroom
Ref No: 9214
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Lactarius vietus Mushroom
Ref No: 9215
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Lactarius vietus3 Mushroom
Ref No: 9217
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Lactarius vietus4 Mushroom
Ref No: 9218
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Violet or purple, Brown, Grey to beige
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, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lactarius vietus (Fr.) Fr. Graufleckender Milchling, Lactaire lait gris, Grey Milkcap. Cap 2.57cm across, flattened convex, becoming widely funnel-shaped at times, sometimes with a broad to pointed umbo, violet- to flesh-tinted grey, or with pale yellowish-brownish tints, slimy or sticky when moist, margin incurved at first. Stem 2580 x 513mm, cylindrical, sometimes narrowing downwards but at times with a club-shaped base, whitish or tinged greyish, rather weak and easily broken. Flesh whitish-buff, often hollow in stem. Gills slightly decurrent, crowded, whitish to dirty buff. Milk white, drying brownish or greenish smoke grey on the gills; taste acrid and hot. Smell not distinctive. Spore print creamy white (AB) with slight salmon tinge. Spores elliptic, with a moderately developed network of ridges, 89.5 x 6.57.5. Habitat under birch in moist places. Season autumn. Frequent. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Ricky Rasquedo (United Kingdom) - 15 June 2011

Found growing in farm field along hedgerow with silver birch, August 2010, North Wales.
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