Scientific name:Lactarius albocarneus Britzelm. 1895 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 05.01.2014: Lactarius albocarneus var. albocarneus Britzelm. 1895 Lactarius albocarneus var. glutinovirens (J. Blum) Bon 1985 Lactarius glutinopallens F.H. Møller & J.E. Lange 1940 Lactarius glutinopallens var. glutinopallens F.H. Møller & J.E. Lange 1940 Lactarius glutinopallens var. glutinovirens J. Blum 1976 Lactifluus albocarneus (Britzelm.) Kuntze 1898 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Abies (Fir)
, Picea (Spruce)d1d1d1
Cap: 3-7 cm across, young plane convex, soon plane and dented in the center, little wavy, if dry smooth silky surface, if wet strong slimy, cream to dirty white, with purple grey tint, margin inrolled, smooth and sharp.
Hymenophore: lamellae are young white, later cream yellow, broad adnate, decurrent.
Spore print: pale yellow
Spore: subglobose to eliptical, 8,2-10,1 x 6,5-8,1 μm, ornament, with few individual warts and ribs, which are like zebra stripes and only few net like connected.
Stem: 3-8 x 1-1,5 cm, cylindrical, full, old hollow, smooth surface, little longitudinally veined, first white, later with ocher stains, when wet slimy.
Flesh: white, if cut slowly pale yellowish, odor pleasant, fruity, taste acrid, bitter.
Milk: white, slowly yellow discoloring, acrid and bitter.
Habitat: gregarious in conifers and mixed forests, on fresh, wet, nutrient poor soils, especially by pine, less common by spruce, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: similar to Lactarius trivalis, also with slimy cup, but is larger and grows under spruce and birch; and similar to Lactarius blenius, with also slimy cup, but has darker greenish grey cup and green milk.