Lactarius helvus (Lactarius aquifluus) (3 Photos and Description)

Lactarius helvus 1643

Dry, somewhat roughened, pale cinnamon-brown cap. Attached to somewhat decurrent white to yellowish gills are often forked at the stem apex. Scant watery, mild to slightly acrid latex. No staining. Long stem relative to cap diameter. Odor described as like burnt-sugar, or maple syrup and is stronger after the mushroom has dried. Probably inedible. Mycorrhizal with conifers in damp areas and in sphagnum moss.

Lactarius helvus, gigantic, maple syrup odor 1662

Lactarius helvus (Lactarius aquifluus)

Lactarius helvus, gigantic, maple syrup odor 1661

Lactarius helvus (Lactarius aquifluus)