Lactarius quietus var. incanus Hessler & Smith (2 Photos and Description)

Lactarius quietus var. incanus or aquifluus 10030015

Lactarius quietus var. incanus is a small to medium mostly smooth, slightly zoned convex wine or lilac-brown-gray cap with darker, sticky, depressed center and paler margin becoming flat to funnel-shaped with age. Margin slightly fibrillose. Whitish-pinkish close, narrow gills are forked at stipe apex. Latex is watery-white of moderate volume, unchanging, but stains pale pinkish gills a darker reddish-cinnamon. Has odor of maple syrup or burnt sugar. Stem is color of cap, dry, darker at the apex and paler at the base. Spore print is cream-white. Under hardwoods, especially oaks and beech in summer and fall. Somewhat fragrant with . Slowly somewhat acrid taste.

Lactarius quietus var. incanus or aquifluus 8396

Lactarius quietus var. incanus