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Liver Milkcap

Observed: 27th October 2013 By: MoschatelMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMoschatel’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Liver Milkcap
Liver Milkcap
Description:

Growing under pine. Cap 4cm across, umber in colour, central depression containing a small raised bump. Gills reddish brown, crowded, slightly decurent. Stem 5cm long, 6mm wide, reddish brown, hollow. Flesh thin, white tinged pinkish-buff. Very little milk. Taste acrid. Spore print white.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

future finds

With future finds of Lactarius it is good to wrap a cap in a paper hankie and bring it home as some have milk that changes colour after 30 minutes and some much longer overnight but make sure the milk goes on the hankie.There are some that will smell to one smells of curry similar to the one you have added and another of coconut.The milk on this one would have turned yellow on a hankie but no smell

Hope this helps

Sheila

Fenwickfield

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Advice

Thanks for the advice - it definitely helps.
Peter