Lactarius turpis


Lactarius turpis (Weinmann) Fries 1838

This  milk cap is easily overlooked as it can be difficult to see among fallen leaves. It is similar to or the same as Lactarius sordidus. It has a medium to large zonate dingy olive-yellow-brown cap that is glabrous, has pot holes and a darker depressed disc. Its white latex stains the white to cream attached gills olive green. The stem is brownish with many scrobiculations. Spore print is dull white. Can be found in summer and fall among conifers and hardwoods. Taste is acrid. Probably a toxic species. It is in the Russulaceae family of the Russulales order.

Lactarius turpis