Lactarius deterrimus

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LACTARIUS deterrimus is medium sized, dingy orange agaric with a smooth, slightly zonate, convex cap with an inrolled margin that becomes flat with a shallowly depressed sticky central disc. Its flesh, gills, stipe and latex are various shades of orange. The spores are pale ochre. It looks superficially similar to the highly lauded European Lactarius deliciosus, but TURNS GREENER overall. Stipe has also white ring-like mark at apex. There are NO CIRCULAR PITS on stem. Flesh turns darker orange-red on exposure. It can be found under spruce and other conifers in mountainous regions. Taste is PEPPERY, and while edible, it is generally not comparable to the taste of the European . This is in the Russulacae family of the Russulales order.

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Lactarius deterrimus 

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Lactarius deterrimus