Deceptive Milk Mushroom Lactarius deceptivus Peck  


Cap: Whitish, often with yellowish/brownish stains; convex to funnel-shaped; margin distinctly inrolled and cottony when young; flesh white, thick; latex white unchanging, but stains tissues brown. Gills: White/cream/ochre; most often close (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary or groups on ground in mixed woods (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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A Deceptive Milk Mushroom (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/3/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Deceptive Milk Mushrooms in Howard Co., Maryland (7/3/2009). Gills with white latex. Note inrolled cottony margin. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Deceptive Milk Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2017). Gills stained brown by latex. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Deceptive Milk Mushroom spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2017). Nearly round w/ warts and ridges; measured 8.1-9.7 X 6.2-6.7 miccrons. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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