Lactarius (Milky Mushrooms)

Lactarius is a genus of mushroom-producing, ectomycorrhizal fungi, containing several edible species. The species of the genus, commonly known as milk-caps, are characterized by the milky fluid (“latex”) they exude when cut or damaged. Like the closely related genus Russula, their flesh has a distinctive brittle consistency. It is a large genus with roughly 450 known species, mainly distributed in the Northern hemisphere. Recently, the genus Lactifluus has been separated from Lactarius based on molecular phylogenetic evidence.

Lactarius indigo

Lactarius paradoxus

Lactarius camphoratus (Candy-Cap)

Lactifluus hygrophoroides   
Lactifluus corrugis  
Lactifluus volemus  
Lactarius deliciosus


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