Lactarius subvellereus

Common Name: None


Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Whiteish

Gill Color: Colored like cap, staining brownish

Milk Color: White, acrid


Look for the all white cap, often with brownish discolorations. It should have a sub-velvety (slightly velvety) texture, and lack a hairy margin. The stem should have no potholes. Gill spacing can be important, so check it with the lookalikes.

The milk is white and may stain the gills slightly brownish. Should have an acrid taste to the latex and the flesh.


Russula brevipes does not produce a milk when damaged. Lactarius subvellereus var. subdistans has gills with a wider spacing. Lactarius pipperatus has gills that are very close together. Lactarius glaucescens has a white milk that turns green. Lactarius deceptivus has a scaly cap. Lactarius resimus has a hairy cap margin, especially in younger specimens. Lactarius maculatipes has potholes in the stem.


Lactarius subvellereus

Lactarius subvellereus

Lactarius subvellereus

8/25/12 - Shades State Park - Rockville, IN

Lactarius subvellereus

Lactarius subvellereus

9/1/12 - Paynetown SRA - Bloomington, IN

Lactarius subvellereus

9/15/12 - McCormicks Creek SP - Spencer, IN