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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius subdulcis (Pers.) Gray

Lactarius subdulcis – mild milkcap

Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus, Agaricus subdulcis, Galorrheus subdulcis, Lactarius oculatus, Lactifluus subdulcis.

Common name: mild milkcap.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius subdulcis, commonly known as the mild milkcap or beech milk cap, is an edible mushroom in the genus Lactarius. It is brown in colour, with a large number of gills and a particularly thin layer of flesh in the cap. Mycorrhizal, the mushroom is found from late summer to late autumn at the base of beech trees in small groups or individually, where it is one of the two most common species of fungi. Alternatively, it can be found in large groups in fields, sometimes with more than a hundred individual mushrooms. It is found in Europe, and, despite previous research to the contrary, is absent in North America. Although considered edible, it is not particularly useful as food due to its ivy-like taste and the fact that more choice mushrooms will be easily found at the same time. L. subdulcis is known for its abundant, sweet-tasting milk that, unlike the latex of some of its relatives, does not stain fabric yellow.

Finnish: Pyökkilehtorousku, German: Süßlicher Buchen-Milchling, Hungarian: Édeskés tejelőgomba, Lithuanian: Apysaldis piengrybis, Russian: Краснушка, Slovenian: Sladkasta mlečnica, Swedish: Sötriska, Ukrainian: Хрящ-молочник солодкуватий, Welsh: Cap llaeth merfaidd.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Mild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms <B>Lactarius subdulcis</B> (Lactarius oculatus) near a hiker's campsite on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkMild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms Lactarius subdulcis (Lactarius oculatus) near a hiker's campsite on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms <B>Lactarius subdulcis</B> (Lactarius oculatus)(?) on a rotting stump on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-07.htm">June 7, 2019</A>
LinkMild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms Lactarius subdulcis (Lactarius oculatus)(?) on a rotting stump on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, June 7, 2019
Location on mapsLSHT Little Lake Creek Loop, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms <B>Lactarius subdulcis</B> (Lactarius oculatus) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-15.htm">November 15, 2019</A>
LinkMild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms Lactarius subdulcis (Lactarius oculatus) in Huntsville State Park. Texas, November 15, 2019
Location on maps565 Camping Loop, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Mild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms <B>Lactarius subdulcis</B> (Lactarius oculatus) with fungus Hypomyces ochraceus on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-23.htm">May 23, 2020</A>
LinkMild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms Lactarius subdulcis (Lactarius oculatus) with fungus Hypomyces ochraceus on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, May 23, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms <B>Lactarius subdulcis</B> (Lactarius oculatus) with mold like fungus Hypomyces ochraceus on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-23.htm">May 23, 2020</A>
LinkMild milkcap (beech milk cap) mushrooms Lactarius subdulcis (Lactarius oculatus) with mold like fungus Hypomyces ochraceus on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, May 23, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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