The Bearded Milkcap
A fairly easy to identify family of mushrooms with lactating gills and flesh.
|Common Names||Bearded Milkcap|
|Scientific Name||Lactarius pubescens|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||7|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Convex becoming depressed in the middle and having ‘woolly’ in-turned edges. White pale salmon/yellow in just about visible concentric rings.
Gills white/pale salmon slightly running down stem. Crowded. The gills exude milk which is white and hot to the taste and unchanging in colour.
The Woolly Milkcap, Lactarius torminosus, is similar but darker and has a more salmon to red colour, pictured.
Pale cream/ivory. Ellipsoid with fine warts.
Taste / Smell
Hot and acrid.