Lactarius camphoratus (Curry Milkcap)
North America, Europe
Cap 2.5-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.4-0.7 cm thick
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Lactarius camphoratus, also known as Curry Milkcap, is a small agaric with a dark red-brown cap, pale gills, and it exudes white milk that tastes like curry. It grows among conifers and deciduous trees, preferring acidic and well-drained soil.

Cap dark red-brown, becoming darker towards the centre. It is convex in shape, typically developing a central depression with a slight umbo, and has a furrowed margin. Gills pinkish cream to ochre, turning red-brown as they age, slightly decurrent, crowded, and release abundant mild-tasting latex. Stem pallid and similarly coloured as the cap, more or less equal, and finely downy and becoming hollow. The stem has no ring. Spore print white to cream-coloured.

Microscopic Features: The spores measure 7-8.5 x 6-7.5 µ and have a subglobose to broadly ellipsoid shape. They have ornamentation that consists of isolated warts and scattered ridges, which do not form consistent reticula and are 0.5-1.0 µ high.

Lactarius camphoratus on the First Nature Web site.
Lactarius camphoratus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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