Lactarius lignyotus 

 ‘Chocolate Milky’ 

Medium sized dark brown, smooth to rugose, velvety, convex and knobbed and slightly depressed cap center with inrolled margin becoming flat. White gills become pale yellowish, are close to sub-distant, slightly decurrent and are sometimes edged brownish near stipe. Stem is brown, velvety, smooth and relatively long compared with width of cap. Top of stem exhibits reticulating lines which appear to be extensions of the gills. Base of stipe is white. Watery white latex is thin. Discolors and stains flesh pinkish-red. Spore print is ochre. Under conifers in late summer and fall. Mild to slightly acrid taste. Lookalikes include Lactarius gerardii var. subrubescens, Lactarius fumosus and Lactarius fuliginosusThis is in the Russulacae family of the Russulales order.

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Lactarius lignyotus Fries 1863

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 Another variety of Lactarius lignyotus once called Lactarius lignyotus var. canadensis (now subsumbed under the name Lactarius lignyotus) like Lactarius lignyotellus has dark brown gill edges when young that sometimes fade with age. Unlike Lactarius lignyotellus, however, its latex slowly stains the gills pinkish. This is in the Russulacae family of the Russulales order.

Lactarius lignyotus