Lactarius evosmus    Kühner & Romagnesi 

common name(s) : Fruity Milkcap 

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

synonyms: Lactarius zonarius ss.Korhonen 

edibility : unknown edibility

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

The cap is ochre cream, convex then depressed, funnel-shaped. The cap surface is viscid when young, then dry.

The stem is white cream to ochre, without blotches.

The flesh is whitish, unchanging; its taste is very acrid; the odour is fruity, of apples or geranium; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut a white, unchanging milk.

The gills are whitish to pale buff, decurrent, crowded . The spore print is pale ochre (E-F). This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, on a rather clayey-calcareous soil, with oak, but also with poplar and willow.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3.5 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 2 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 15 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : ochre-cream cap, arranged in concentric bands; flesh and milk white, unchanging; milk with very hot taste; stem without blotches; rather strong odour of fruit or geranium

Lactarius evosmus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lactarius evosmus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lactarius evosmus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18