Lactarius turpis 6961

Lactarius turpis6961

Lactarius turpis

The common name of Lactarius turpis is the "Ugly Milk Cap”. It has a dark olive-brown shallowly depressed cap with a VISCID CENTER and inrolled hairy margin in young specimens.  Cream-colored  crowded gills with EDGE BROWNING. Short stipe with circular pits.  LATEX acrid, abundant and white but becoming GREY-GREEN on drying. Grows in association with and under birch in mixed woods.