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Genus Lactarius


A milky or coloured juice exuding from the broken gills of a fungus marks it as a Lactarius. The species are mostly stout and fleshy, the cap resembling an inverted cone; the gills are more or less decurrent, and the stem short and stout Many of the species have a hot, acrid taste, and some have zones of colour on the surface of the cap. The spores are white or yellow. The juice exuded may be white or orange or blue.

Lactarius Ligniotus
Lactarius Piperatus