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Lactarius illyricus Piltaver 1992


With milk


5 - 15 cm


Simple stem



Spore print

yellowish to ocher




Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae
Genus: Lactarius

Subgenus: Piperites
Section: Zonarii
Subsection: Zonarii

Published in

Bojan Arzenšek, Bogdan Tratnik, Božo Malvrh
Naše gobe, 2002
Fred Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 6, 2005
Guillaume Eyssartier, Pierre Roux
Le Guide des Champignons France et Europe
Ivan in Zora Kavčič
Raziskovanje gliv Posočja, 2011
M.T. Basso
Fungi Europaei 7 - Lactarius Persoon, 1999
59, 347, 781
Pierre Roux
Mille et un champignons 2006
Zlatko Ivec
eBook: Gobe 10, Pilze 10, Mushrooms 10, 2013

Scientific name: Lactarius illyricus Piltaver 1992
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 18.06.2015:
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Castanea (Chestnut)d0d0 , Fagus (Beech)d1d1d1d1d1 , Quercus (Oak)d2d2

Detailed description

Cap: 4-7 cm across, young flatconvex, soon flattened, indented in the center, old funnel-shaped, smooth to radially veined surface, white to cream, also ocher with reddish tint, margin smooth and sharp.
Hymenophore: young white, later cream to ocher yellow, with pink tint, broad, decurrent, many forked.
Spore print: pale yellow
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 5,8-8,1 x 5,1-6,6 μm, ornament, from few ribs and warts, which are almost completely net like connected.
Stem: 2,5-4 x 0,8-1,5 cm, cylindrical, slightly tapered on the base, first full, later hollow, smooth to longitudinally veined surface, young white.
Flesh: light cream, unchangeable if cut, odor fruity, taste acrid. Milk: white, unchangeable, acrid.
Habitat: solitary or grouped in hardwood and mixed forests, at beech, less at oak and chestnut, on warm locations, grows in summer.
Edibility: inedible
Remarks: similar with Lactarius acerrimus, which has darker spore print.

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