Peppery Milky Lactarius piperatus (L.) Persoon  Synonyms:  Peppery White Milkcap.

Description:

Cap: White with pinkish or buff stains; convex to vase-shaped; dry, smooth, sometimes slightly wrinkled; lacks zonation; latex white to cream, unchanging. Gills: White to cream; latex may stain gills yellow/brown; decurrent; close; often forked. Stalk: White with brownish stains; dry; thick (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered/groups on ground in hardwood/mixed forests (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Peppery Milky (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Peppery Milky (depressed caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/12/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Peppery Milky in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2014). Gills with white latex (black specks are small insects). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Peppery Milky growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/11/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Peppery Milky growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/11/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Peppery Milky spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (7/1/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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