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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius deceptivus Peck

Lactarius deceptivus – Deceptive Milky

Synonym: Lactifluus deceptivus.

Common name: Deceptive Milky.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactifluus deceptivus (synonym Lactarius deceptivus), commonly known as the deceiving milkcap, is a common species of fungus in the Russulaceae family. It is found throughout eastern North America on the ground in coniferous forests near hemlock or deciduous forests near oak, and in oak-dominated forests of Costa Rica. It produces large mushrooms with funnel-shaped caps reaching up to 25 cm (9.8 in) in diameter, on top of hard white stems that may reach 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long and up to 3 cm (1.2 in) thick. The gills are closely spaced together and yellowish-cream in color. When young, the cap is white in all parts, but the depressed center becomes dull brownish in age and breaks up into scales. The edge of the cap has a roll of cottony tissue that collapses as the cap expands. The surface of the stem—especially near the base—has a velvety texture. The mushroom "bleeds" a milky white acrid latex when it is cut or injured. The fruit bodies are edible, but have a bitter taste that can be removed with cooking. Similar milk-cap species with which L. deceptivus might be confused include Lactifluus piperatus, L. pseudodeceptivus, L. caeruleitinctus, L. subvellereus, Lactarius arcuatus and Lactarius parvulus.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Inrolled cap of a young milkcap mushroom <B>Lactarius deceptivus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkInrolled cap of a young milkcap mushroom Lactarius deceptivus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Velvet cap of a young milkcap mushroom <B>Lactarius deceptivus</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-31.htm">May 31, 2018</A>
LinkVelvet cap of a young milkcap mushroom Lactarius deceptivus in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 31, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Milkcap mushrooms <B>Lactarius deceptivus</B> (Lactifluus deceptivus) in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-10.htm">November 10, 2018</A>
LinkMilkcap mushrooms Lactarius deceptivus (Lactifluus deceptivus) in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2018
Mature milkcap mushrooms Lactifluus deceptivus (<B>Lactarius deceptivus</B>)(?) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-10.htm">November 10, 2018</A>
LinkMature milkcap mushrooms Lactifluus deceptivus (Lactarius deceptivus)(?) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2018
Location on mapsKirby Nature Trail, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Gills of mature milkcap mushrooms Lactifluus deceptivus (<B>Lactarius deceptivus</B>)(?) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-10.htm">November 10, 2018</A>
LinkGills of mature milkcap mushrooms Lactifluus deceptivus (Lactarius deceptivus)(?) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2018
Location on mapsKirby Nature Trail, Kountze, TX 77625, USA
Milkcap mushrooms <B>Lactarius deceptivus</B> (Lactifluus deceptivus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-23.htm">June 23, 2019</A>
LinkMilkcap mushrooms Lactarius deceptivus (Lactifluus deceptivus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 23, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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