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Mild Milkcap

Lactarius subdulcis?


milk plentiful when broke stem off, whitish milk, taste like soap, a little spicy sensation, bitter. To have a more certain ID I should have taken note of the colour change in the milk when rubbed on a white piece of cloth and I should also have taken note of the tree it was growing under. It's a shame I can't access my original photos at the moment to check whether this is truly an almost conical cap or just a trick of the light! Could be Lactarius subdulcis that is said to taste sweet and bitter, one foreign link mentions it as soapy milkcap but might be a mis-translation?


ba15? - location somewhere in this section of plantation

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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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