Lactarius turpis

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Lactarius turpis

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Lactarius plumbeus

Cap

Convex, then flattened to depressed, velvety when young, slimy when damp, dark olive brown to dark umber, to about 20 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, narrow, crowded, cream, bruising brown

Stem

Stout, olive brown to umber, pitted

Flesh

Firm, whitish, bruising brown, exuding a white milk with a hot taste

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Hot

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

In woods, with birch and conifers

Spore Print

Cream with a pink tinge

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, with a network of ridges (6.5-8.5) x (5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible