A fairly easy to identify family of mushrooms with lactating gills and flesh.
|Common Names||Woolly Milkcap (EN), Cap Llaeth Gwlanog (CY), Mleczaj Wełnianka (PL), Nyírfa-Szőrgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Lactarius torminosus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||9|
|Average Cap width (CM)||12|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Convex becoming depressed in the middle and having ‘woolly’ inturned edges. Pale salmon/orange with darker scaled concentric rings.
The Bearded Milkcap (Lactarius pubescens) is similar but much paler and still poisonous, pictured.
Taste / Smell
Very hot and acrid.