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Lactarius chrysorreus

Common Name: Oak Milkcap

Synonyms:

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Yellowish

Gill Color: White to pale yellow

Latex: White, changes yellow, acrid

Comments: 

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.

Lookalikes: 

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

Photos:

Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

Lactarius chrysorreus

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