Genus LactariusGENUS 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.