Lurid Milkcap Scientific name:Lactarius luridus (Pers.) Gray 1821 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 18.06.2015: Agaricus lactifluus var. luridus Pers. 1801 Agaricus luridus Pers. 1801 Galorrheus luridus (Pers.) P. Kumm. 1871 Lactarius acris var. luridus (Pers.) Bataille 1908 Lactarius uvidus var. luridus (Pers.) Kavina 1929 Lactifluus luridus (Pers.) Kuntze 1891 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Carpinus (Hornbeam)d0d0d0d0
, Corylus (Hazel)d1d1d1
, Fagus (Beech)d2d2d2d2d2
, Quercus (Oak)d3d3
Cap: 2,5-7 cm across, flatconvex, later flattened, dented in the center, sometimes also with a hump, smooth surface, in dry mat, in wet sticky, silky shiny, grey brown to tobacco brown, also with violett tint, zoned, margin inrolled, smooth, sharp.
Hymenophore: first creamy, later light ocher to wine brown, if bruised violett, broad, decurrent, some forked.
Spore print: ocher
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 8,1-11,4 x 6,5-9,2 μm, ornament, with ribs and warts, which are multiple net like connected.
Stem: 2-5 x 0,8-1,5 cm, cylindrical, first full, later hollow, smooth surface, silky shiny, young white, later yellow, often with violett spots.
Flesh: white, if cut after few minutes violett, odor fruity, taste acrid and bitter. Milk: white, unchangeable if it is not in contact with flesh, bitter.
Habitat: in hardwood and mixed forests, on fresh base-rich soils, under beech and oak. Rare. Summer-fall.