Mountain Milkcap Scientific name:Lactarius salicis-reticulatae Kühner 1975 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 19.06.2015: Lactarius aspideoides Kühner 1975 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected
Cap: 1,5-4 cm, young flatconvex, soon flettened, little dented in the center, wavy dented, smooth surface, dull, when wet shiny and sticky, first cream to light yellow, later dark to ocher, margin long inrolled, smooth, often bent.
Hymenophore: first light cream, later light ocher with pink tint, adnate, some decurrent, none or only few forked.
Spore print: yellow
Spore: subglobose to elliptic, 8,2-11,6 x 6,8-9,8 μm, ornament, with single, and elongated warts and ribs, which are only sparsely net-like connected.
Stem: 1,5-3 x 0,5-1 cm, cylindrical, first full, old hollow, smooth surface, young white and veined on whole surface, later cream to yellow, specially from the base upwards.
Flesh: white, if cut slowly lila, odor when fresh like geranium, later like apple, taste bitter. Milk: white, with flesh kontakt changing lila, mild.
Habitat: gregarious in alpine sites, on kalk soils. Not common. Summer.
Remarks: similar with Lactarius dryadophilus, which has bigger cup; and Lactarius salicis-herbaceae, which lamelas are widely spaced.