Lactarius cyathuliformis

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Lactarius cyathuliformis

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)164149. 6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then funnel shaped, with a small central bump, margin lined, scalloped, yellow brown to orange brown, sometimes olivaceous, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, or adnate with a decurrent tooth, cream to pinkish buff

Stem

Equal, yellow brown to ochre brown

Flesh

Thin, pinkish buff, exuding a thin whitish milk

Smell

Indistinct or fruity

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Unknown, but according to the Checklist of the British & Irish Basidiomycota, this species is probably fairly common, but rarely reported

Habitat

With alder

Spore Print

Whitish

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-spherical, with warts and ridges (7-11) x (6-8.5) µm2, warts and ridges to1.5 µm high.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The identification of the specimens shown was confirmed by Dr. Spooner, of Kew. This species could be confused with Lactarius obscuratus.

Additional Photographs

Lactarius cyathuliformis

6 September 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin