Lactarius gerardii var. subrufescenshas a dry, somewhat velvety, WRINKLED brownish cap. The white gills are fairly distant. The white latex does not change, but does stain gills and tissues vinaceous-pink over time. The white gills are well-spaced. The stem is brown like the cap and plicate at the apex. It hollows with age. It is found in both deciduous and coniferous woods. Edible. Edibility is unknown. It is easily confused with Lactarius lignyotus.