Lactarius pubescens var. betulae Hessler & Smith (3 Photos and Description)

Lactarius pubescens var. betulae Hessler & Smith

Medium to large pale-yellow-blush (or orangish) convex cap that becomes funnel-shaped with a smooth central sticky depression and a hairy margin. Gills are whitish-yellow and subdecurrent. Stem is glabrous, apex is pale pink, base is ochre. May spot brownish. Latex is white to cream and changes to yellowish. Flesh is pale pinkish-white with yellowish staining. Spore print is cream. Under paper birch in late summer and fall. Fragrant odor sweet, of geraniums. Taste is slowly acrid. Lactarius torminosus has more orange-pink cap. Spore size is larger.

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Lactarius pubescens var. betulae

Lactarius pubescens var. betulae