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Lactarius volemus   (Luscious Lactarius)
North America, Europe
Cap 5-11 cm diameter, stem 4-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm diameter
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Lactarius volemus, also known as Luscious Lactarius, is a very fleshy, matte orange agaric that has a thin, cracking skin on its cap and a thick, velvety pale orange stem. When cut, its off-white, mild-tasting flesh produces white milk. Its fruit bodies grow on the ground at the base of various species of trees from summer to autumn, either individually or in groups.

Cap dry and velvety with a powdery matte texture and never sticky. Matte orange to red-brown coloured. At first slightly convex and develops a depression in the center later. The margin stays inrolled for some time. Gills creamy white, broadly attached to the stem slightly extending downward and densely packed. Turns brown when bruised. White drops often hang under the gills. Stem is similarly colored as the cap but more pallid. Tapers off and darkens towards the base. It has no ring.

Lactarius volemus 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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