LACTARIUS deterrimus is a medium sized fungus with a smooth, zoned, convex cap with an inrolled margin that becomes flat with a shallowly depressed sticky central disc. Its gills, stipe and latex are orange. The spores are pale ochre. It looks superficially similar to the European Lactarius deliciosus, but TURNS GREENER overall. Stipe has also white ring-like mark at apex. There are NO CIRCULAR PITS on stem. Flesh turns darker orange-red on exposure. It can be found under spruce and other conifers in mountainous regions. Taste is PEPPERY, and while edible, it is generally not comparable to the taste of the European Lactarius deliciosus.