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Lactarius deterrimus   (Orange milkcap)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-10 cm diameter, stem 3-6 cm tall * 1.5 - 2 cm diameter
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Lactarius deterrimus, also known as Orange milkcap, is a medium to large agaric that has a smooth stem, and pale carrot gills and exudes green staining orange milk. It grows by itself or in groups scattered throughout soil under conifers, particularly pine and spruce trees.

Cap first round with a slightly depressed center and rolled-in margin. Then shallow to funnel-shaped. It has orange-coloured zones that turn greener with age. Sticky or slippery when wet. Gills dense and slightly extending downward. Same colour as the cap. Stem similar in colour as the cap, smooth, tough, but at the same time delicate and fragile. Flesh dirty gray colored. It turns orange at the edges because of the carrot-coloured milky liquid that escapes when broken. The mushroom has no ring.

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

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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