Lactarius hepaticus

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Lactarius hepaticus

November 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Flesh

Pale to pinkish-buff, fragile to firm, produing a white milk on cutting which turns yellow after a minute or two

Smell

Slight, like Lactarius quietus

Taste

Acrid and bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

With conifers, especially pines

Spore Print

Cream-yellow

Edibility

Not edible