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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.

No species ID suggestions


larkinpb a year ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year 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. a year ago

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

larkinpb a year ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Looks like Lactarius, not sure which species though.

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.61, Long: -83.49

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

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