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Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

Common Name: Oak Milkcap


Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Yellowish

Gill Color: White to pale yellow

Latex: White, changes yellow, acrid


This mushroom is found in hardwood forests. It has pinkish/yellowish/creamish tones to the cap, possibly with some faint zones, and a white, acrid, laxtex that turns yellow upon exposure to air. 

Some other things to look for are a slightly inrolled margin when the mushroom is young, a central depression to the cap, no red staining on the surface of the gills, and no potholes on the stem.


Lactarius vinaceorufescens is usually found in conifer woods and has red staining on the gills. 


Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

9/11/12 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN