Lactarius mutabilis (1 Photo and Description)

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 In the foetid group of russulas that have a maraschino cherry or almond aroma. Brownish-orange tacky cap with yellowish bloom on margin of younger specimens and a central depression and striate margin on older ones. Cap cuticle peels at least half-way. Gill close, cream colored with red specks developing as the fruiting body matures. Yellow-orange stem (except top third of stem is whitish). Stipe bruises reddish from base upward. Mycorrhizal with oaks.