Lactarius areolatus


 Lactarius areolatus Hesler & Smith 1979

This milky is frequently confused with Lactarius rimosellus, which unlike Lactarius areolatus grows with conifers.  Initially it is reddish-brown with a darker central depression and small umbo on the cap disc, becoming paler red-to orange-buff at maturity. The cap surface is rough and becomes somewhat areolate or ‘spotted’ with age. The decurrent off-white to yellowish gills become spotted with vinacious-brown markings. The stipe becomes hollow with age. Lactarius areolatus grows with oaks.

Lactarius areolatus