Lactarius deterrimus    Gröger 

common name(s) : False Saffron Milkcap, Spruce Milk Cap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Russulales/Russulaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Russulales/Russulaceae  

synonyms: Lactarius deliciosus-piceus, Lactarius semisanguifluus ss.Lge 

edibility : edible

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photo gallery of  Lactarius deterrimus potential confusions with  Lactarius deterrimus toxicity of Lactarius deterrimus genus Lactarius  

The cap is orange red with greenish stains. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is orange red, without ring.

The flesh is white, turning bright orange when cut; its taste is mild then bitter then hot; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut a red-orange becoming vinaceous red.

The gills are orange, with grey-green stains, decurrent to adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on a rather calcareous soil, with spruce, pine.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Orange cap, soon staining green in patches; stem without blotches, and white belt just below gills; bitter milk, orange, darkening to air; with spruce only

Lactarius deterrimus is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lactarius deterrimus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lactarius deterrimus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18