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.
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.