Lactarius turpis (Ugly Milkcap)
Cap 5-15 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 1-2.5 cm thick
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Lactarius turpis, also known as Ugly Milkcap, is a large, dull olive-brown agaric that is typically slimy or sticky and exudes white milk. The appearance is distinctive and the English name is very appropriate. It grows solitary or in scattered groups on soil in damp places under birch.

Cap margin at first involute with a somewhat depressed centre. The upper surface is olive-brown or yellow-green and is often sticky or slimy in the middle. When young it has velvety zones and may be shaggy at the rim. Later it becomes funnel-shaped and the colour darkens to blackish. Gills initially dirty white, stained olive-brown by old milk. They are fairly narrow, crowded and decurrent (extending downward). Damaged gills release plentiful white latex that dries to an olivaceous colour. Stem colour similar to that of the cap or lighter. It has a cylindrical shape that tapers towards the base, and there is no ring present on the stem. Spore print creamy white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal, measuring 6.5-7.5 x 5.5-6μm. They have a textured surface with warty ridges that form a distinct network.

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