Lactarius gerardii var. gerardii has a medium-sized, dry, vaguely velvety, umbonate, WRINKLED brown cap that becomes flattfish with a central depression and a scalloped margin. Distant gills are white, decurrent, forked near the stem appex and the gill edges are brown near the stipe. Stem is concolorous with cap, smooth, slightly velvety, dry, sometimes paler at the apex and become hollow. Spore print is white. Latex is white, unchanging and quite voluminous. Can be found in summer and fall in mixed forests and under hardwoods, especially oak. Taste is mild to somewhat acrid.