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With milk


5 - 15 cm


Simple stem



Spore print

yellowish to ocher




Lactarius dryadophilus Kühner 1975


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae
Genus: Lactarius

Subgenus: Piperites
Section: Uvidi
Subsection: Aspideini

Egon Horak
Röhrlinge und Blӓtterpilze in Europa, 2005
Ewald Gerhardt, Jordi Vila, Xavier Llimona
Hongos de Espana y de Europa, 2000
Fred Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 6, 2005
Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterholt
Funga Nordica 2012
M.T. Basso
Fungi Europaei 7 - Lactarius Persoon, 1999
59, 227, 231
Meinhard Moser
Kleine Kryptogamenflora Band IIb/2, 1978
R. Courtecuisse
Mushrooms of Britain & Europe, 1999
R. Courtecuisse & B. Duhem
Mushrooms & Toadstools of Britain & Europe, 1994

Scientific name: Lactarius dryadophilus Kühner 1975
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 18.06.2015:
Lactarius dryadophilus var. dryadophilus Kühner 1975
Lactarius dryadophilus var. saliceticola Bon & Jamoni 1992
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected

Detailed description

Cap: 4-9 cm across, young flat convex, later flattened, dented in the center, slightly recessed, smooth surface, young weakly pruinose, if wet greasy and shiny, light cream to yellow, or brown ocher, particularly in the center, margin inroled, first shaggy, later glabrous.
Hymenophore: young cream, later yellow do red ocher, broad, decurrent, many forked.
Spore print: ocher
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 8-11,6 x 6,7-9,5 μm, Ornament, from few warts and ribs, which are only little or strongly net like connected.
Stem: 2-4 x 1-2 cm, cylindrical to slightly curved, tapering toward the base, full to pithy hollow, smooth surface, first white, later with yellow stains.
Flesh: white, if cut slowly violet, odor spicy-fruity, taste mild. Milk: white, later violet, mild.
Habitat: solitary on kalk soils, at White dryas. Rare. Summer.
Edibility: inedible
Remarks: Lactarius dryadophilus var.saliceticola is different by its habitat, and aromatic odor.

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