Lactarius aspideoides Burlington (3 Photos & Description)

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Lactarius aspideoides

Pale sulphur-yellow glutinous firm cap with depressed center and inrolled margin that becomes funnel-shaped with maturity and bears differently hued yellow concentric zones.
Gills are close, broadly attached to sticky yellow stem, off-white to cream becoming yellow-spotted. Voluminous white latex that stains flesh lilac. White to pale yellow spore print.
Fruits in summer and autumn in hardwood and in coniferous forests. 'Aspideoides' means 'shield-like'. Like
Lactarius aspideus, which is also yellow and stains lavender, but lacks the zonation. Both are bitter-tasting.

Lactarius aspideoides 1903-2

Lactarius aspideoides

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Lactarius aspideoides