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Lactarius rufus
(Scop.: Fr.) Fr.

Nomenclature

Description

Microscopy

SEM photos

 

A common, typically umbonate milk-cap with a very acrid taste.

Photo © Ruben Walleyn.

 

Lactarius rufus grows in subalpine coniferous forests, under spruce.

Photo © Henk Huijser.

 

The cap cuticle of L. rufus is typically liver-coloured and slightly rough: this character helps to distinguish it from similar species growing in the same habitat.

[Collection TR gmb 157]

Photo © Marco Floriani.

 

Photo © Marco Floriani.