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Bleeding Milkcap

Lactarius rubrilacteus


This mushroom was two inches high and two inches wide. The color varied anywhere from white to dark brown.


In soil and debris.

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larkinpb 4 years ago

Yeah that looks like it. Thanks Leuba Ridgway and Christine Y.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Not sure if I am right but I think it might be bleeding milkcap (Lactarius rubrilacteus) which is supposed to bleed red latex (assuming that's what I can see in pic 2). Apparently often confused with L.deliciosus (saffron milkcap).

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Have you tried posting on They are very helpful with getting down to species ID.

larkinpb 4 years ago

That's what I thought, but I couldn't figure out which kind though.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Looks like Lactarius, not sure which species though.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2017
Submitted on Aug 18, 2017

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