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Lactarius lignyotus   (Velvet milkcap)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-10 cm diameter, stem 4-12 cm tall * 0.8 - 1.5 cm thick
Edibility
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Description
Lactarius lignyotus, also known as Velvet milkcap, is a dark brown, velvety Lactarius that grows under conifers and features fairly well-spaced gills, a long stem that is nearly as dark as the cap. It exudes white milk that usually stains the flesh and the gills pinkish.

Cap mid-to dark brown with a velvety surface. As young with an inrolled margin, becoming flat or shallowly depressed, often with a central depression. Gills very slightly decurrent, close or nearly distant; white or whitish, remaining pale until old age when pinkish to orangish hues often result from drying milk and spore maturation. Stem pale brown to almost white with a white base. More or less equal. The mushroom has no ring.

Lactarius lignyotus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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