Lactifluus volemus (Lactarius volemus), ‘Voluminous Milky’   (6 Photos and Description)

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Mycorrhizal with hardwoods.

This is fawn to reddish-brown milky cap with a central depression and with white to cream-colored close gills. The white latex is plentiful and turns everything that touches it brown.  All parts of the mushroom flesh bruise as well as stain brown (your fingers included). Odor FISHY – dead fish. Edible. Odor disappears with cooking!

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Lactifluus volemus (Lactarius volemus) 

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Lactifluus volemus var. flavus (Lactarius volemus var. flavus)