|Lactarius pyrogalus (Bull.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is brown olive green to grey-brown. The cap surface is with faint concentric bands, slightly viscid in wet weather.The stem is whitish with same colour as cap, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is acrid; the odour is of applesauce; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut a whitish milk, turning yellow when drying. The gills are whitish then flesh pink, ochraceous, adnate to decurrent, distant . The spore print is pallid ochraceous (E-F). This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on a rather calcareous soil, with hazel only (rarely beech). The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : Latex becomes yellow orange on a glass side when in contact with potash.
Distinctive features : very acrid milk, white; gills not crowded, ochre to flesh coloured; with hazel
Lactarius pyrogalus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking . <!0.043478261>
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