Lactarius vietus (Fr.) Fr. Grey Milkcap, Lactaire â lait gris, Graufleckender Milchling, Roodgrijze melkzwam. Cap 2.5–7cm 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 25–80 x 5–13mm, 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 (A–B) with slight salmon tinge. Spores elliptic, with a moderately developed network of ridges, 8–9.5 x 6.5–7.5µ. Habitat under birch in moist places. Season autumn. Frequent. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.