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Coconut Milkcap?

Lactarius glyciosmus?


Milk perhaps not particularly abundant. It would show droplets like in the first picture when the gills broke, but when I broke off a piece of the cap the droplets must have spread out or the milk gone translucent because you could hardly tell it was there. Milk didn't seem to stain yellow when in contact with my white polyester t-shirt. Stem didn't seem to peel into strips easily. Smell like coconut and the taste was mild and with a hint of coconut! About 3-4cm high and the same wide although a couple were a little bigger maybe 6cm high and wide. Growing under silver birch along with at least another 3 species of mushroom! Maybe 'Coconut milkcap' Lactarius glyciosmus. I couldn't find any similar lactarius that smell of coconut AND grow under birch. L. cocosiolens smells of coconut but has an orange or brown cap and doesn't grow under birch. L. vietus milk turns from white to grey and it doesn't smell of coconut



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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 53.38, Long: -2.01

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 27, 2012

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