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Observed: 9th September 2010 By: srd43

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

  • Russula species?
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


flaxton's picture

Did you check for milk

Did you check for milk because it also looks a bit like Lactarius vellereus

srd43's picture


Sorry flaxton but I did not check for milk.

However on looking up your suggestion the rosy coloration on the cap suggests Lactarius controversus rather than L vellereus - what do you think?

flaxton's picture

That's the one I ment to

That's the one I ment to suggest - honest.

Andy Overall's picture

Lactarius controversus

Most definitely Lactarius controversus!
With Poplar, its good to try and remember to get tree idents.

Andy Overall

IanA's picture

Well, it's probably a Lactarius, but...

Not sure anyone can say definitely what this is without seeing either a vertical section or the gills, but it does look like a Milkcap, Lactarius, in which case there should have been milky drops on the gills or damaged flesh. L. controversus is often darker than this; L. vellereus probably paler and fleecier.