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Saffron milk cap

Observed: 29th September 2012 By: angelatopazangelatopaz’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensangelatopaz’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
milk cap
milk cap
Description:

Orange top, lighter gills. Produces a lot of white milk.

Identifications

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

GrizzledBadger's picture

Did the 'milk' change colour?

Did the 'milk' change colour? Did you taste the 'milk'? What tree type was it growing near?

Brock

angelatopaz's picture

milk

As far as I could see, no, the milk did not change colour. Spruce trees growing near by, and false saffron milk caps (I got those ones idenified.) No, I didn't taste the milk. I'm always a bit scared of fungi I don't know.

AH

GrizzledBadger's picture

Taste & colour of milk are

Taste & colour of milk are factors in identification, along with cap texture, spore colour and ornamentation.

Brock

Fenwickfield's picture

Try

You can put the milk on a handkerchief and some change colour.Lactarius are a difficult genus to identify tree type is very important for identification also with Saffron milk cap they cap is usually inrolled zoned very carrot orange with a green ting the stem is stout with markings on it also if you see if there is any smell I find it best to cup the fungi in both hand and have a sniff and it eliminates other odours around you,but I once forgot I had put hand cream on before going out and thought it was odd that everything smelt of perfume.The other factor id cut the fungi through the cap and stem to see if the gills are free,decurrent,adnate and if the stem is hollow,full flesh colour.I hope this helps and does not put you off hunting for fungi.
Good luck with future finds

Fenwickfield

angelatopaz's picture

Thankyou. I'm not brilliant

Thankyou. I'm not brilliant at the fungi identifying. I am getting a little bit better. I'm great at identifying the hedgehog fungus and amethyst deceivers now, because I've found a nice crop of them both. I'm getting slowly better at the more easy to identify fungi. I do love this time of year, a great time for forageing.

AH