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Lactarius Ligniotus

Lactarius ligniotus

Cap or Pileus - Fleshy; brown velvety surface; convex to plane; brittle.

Gills or Lamellae - Attached to the stem, distant, unequal. Snow white to yellowish white. Milk mild and white.

Stem and Stipe - The upper part the same colour as the cap surface, base lighter; hollow.

Ring or Annulus - None.

Spores - White.

Flesh - Taste pleasant. Broken flesh reddish white, then yellowish.

Time - September.

Habitat - Common among mosses under fir trees. The specimen pictured was found growing in mixed woods at Lake Placid.