Lactarius fuliginosus ‘Sooty Milk Cap’ (2 Photos and Description)

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Lactarius fuliginosus 

Medium-sized dry, velvety grayish-brown to buff convex cap becoming flat with a small central depression and darker spotting, except for the paler margin. Sometimes wrinkled in center while margin becomes grooved. Olive-buff to pinkish-buff gills are attached to slightly decurrent and crowded. Stipe is a paler version of the cap color, whiter at the apex and at the base, longer than the cap is wide, even, but tapered at the base. Sparse white latex that dries pink. Flesh stains pinkish with handling. Spore print is a pinkish-buff. Associated with hardwoods. Taste is slightly acrid. Inedible and possibly poisonous. Has potential insecticidal properties.

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Lactarius fuliginosus