Lactarius chrysorrheus

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Lactarius chrysorrheus

17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened or depressed, smooth, pinkish to ochraceous buff, banded, with small darker slightly depressed spots, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, crowded, pale pinkish

Stem

Cylindrical, whitish to concolorous with the cap, hollow

Flesh

Firm, whitish, producing a white milk which rapidly turns sulphur yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Hot

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous woods, associated with oak

Spore Print

Cream

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, with warts and ridges (6-8.5) x (5-7) µm2, warts to 1 µm high.

Edibility

Inedible