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Lactarius volemus
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Lactarius volemus

 

Common Name: Fishy Milky

Synonyms: 

Substrate: Ground

Location: Usually hardwood stumps

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White

Milk Color: White then brown

Comments: 

As the common name suggests, this mushroom has a very fishy smell when it is collected, and will get more pungent with time as it is stored. Aside from the smell, look for the smooth brownish cap and close gills.

Lookalikes:  

Lactarius corrugus has a corrugated cap and Lactarius hygrophoroides has well spaced gills.

Pictures:

 

Lactarius volemus

Lactarius volemus

 

Lactarius volemus

Lactarius volemus

7/30/11 - Hoosier National Forest