Pale Milkcap Scientific name:Lactarius pallidus Pers. 1797 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 19.06.2015: Agaricus pallidus (Pers.) Fr. 1821 Agaricus pallidus (Pers.) Pers. 1801 Galorrheus pallidus (Pers.) P. Kumm. 1871 Lactarius compactus A. Blytt 1905 Lactarius pallidus W. Saunders & W.G. Sm. 1870 Lactarius pallidus f. minor Bres. & Cavara 1901 Lactarius pallidus f. pallidus Pers. 1797 Lactarius pallidus var. compactus (A. Blytt) Bon 1980 Lactarius pallidus var. pallidus Pers. 1797 Lactifluus pallidus (Pers.) Kuntze 1891 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Fagus (Beech)d0d0d0d0d0
Cap: 5-10 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to flattened, in the middle dented, first cream, later brown ocher, brownish if touched, in moist slimy, in wet sticky, with no zones, margin inrolled for a long time, smooth.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first cream, later orange ocher, if touched brownish, broad, some forked.
Spore print: ocher
Spore: broad elliptic, 6,2-8,9 x 5,3-6,9 μm, ornaments, fromm numerous warts and ribs, which are zebra striped arranged, and are not net-like connected.
Stem: 3-8 x 0,5-2 cm, cylindrical, first full, later hollow, longitudinally veined, in moist slimy, in wet sticky, first creamy, later and if touched brown ocher.
Flesh: white, odor spiced, taste mild.
Milk: white, afer few hours creamy, mild.
Habitat: gregarious in beech forests, rarely in mixed forests, on calcareous soils, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: edible only cooked.
Remarks: similar with Lactarius musteus, which grows in conifer forests, and has varicose-reticular stem.