A fairly easy to identify family of mushrooms with lactating gills and flesh.
|Common Names||Woolly Milkcap|
|Scientific Name||Lactarius torminosus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||9|
|Average Cap width (CM)||12|
Convex becoming depressed in the middle and having ‘woolly’ inturned edges. Pale salmon/orange with darker scaled concentric rings.
Gills white to pale salmon coloured almost running down stem. Very thin, fairly crowded and producing a white milk.
The Bearded Milkcap, Lactarius pubescens is similar but much paler and still poisonous, pictured.
Taste / Smell
Very hot and acrid.