Lactarius quietus    (Fr.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Oakbug Milkcap, Oak Milk Cap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Russulales/Russulaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Russulales/Russulaceae  

edibility : discard

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photo gallery of  Lactarius quietus potential confusions with  Lactarius quietus toxicity of Lactarius quietus genus Lactarius  

The cap is reddish brown. The cap surface is with faint concentric bands, slightly viscid in wet weather.

The stem is red brown, without ring.

The flesh is white with a tinge of red-orange, unchanging; its taste is mild then acrid; the odour is unpleasant, of shield bugs or oily; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut a yellow-white, unchanging milk.

The gills are cream - flesh pink then reddish, adnate to decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows in broad-leaved woods, parks or gardens, on a rather acid soil, with oak only.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 5 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : odour of woodlice or wet clothes; matt cap, with a frosty glaze and often undistinctive concentric bands; milk almost unchanging creamy white, with a mild or slightly bitter taste

Lactarius quietus is frequent and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lactarius quietus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lactarius quietus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18