Lactarius quietus

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Lactarius quietus

October 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Oak Milk Cap

Cap

Convex, then flattened to depressed, orange brown to pale cinnamon, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Sub-decurrent, pale buff to pale cinnamon

Stem

Smooth, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Firm, cream to pinkish-buff, producing a whitish milk

Smell

Strong, sweetish

Taste

Slightly unpleasant, +/- acrid

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous woods, associated with oak

Spore Print

Cream with pink tinge

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-spherical, with warts +/- connected by ridges (7-8.5) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

The strong sweet smell is a distinctive trait of this fungus

Additional Photographs

Lactarius quietus

October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin