Lactarius piperatus (Lactifluus piperatus) (5 Photos and Description) 

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Lactarius piperatus has a large, dry, crumbly, chalky, nearly smooth, velvety cap that is depressed in the center. Its smooth margin in initially inrolled, but as the mushroom matures, it develops a funnel shape. The gills are somewhat decurrent, thin, narrow and very crowdedGills are off-white to pale cream, very close and narrow. The latex is white and voluminous. It has a peppery taste. Its spore print is white.  Lactifluus piperatusLactarius deceptivus is mycorrhizal with both hardwoods and & conifer trees situated in well-drained soil. Common in summer and fall. The similar-looking Lactarius deceptivus has cottony inrolled margin.

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Lactarius piperatus 

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