|Lactarius deterrimus Gröger|
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.
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 . <!0.004830918>
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