Lactarius serifluus    (De Cand.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Watery Milkcap 

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

synonyms: Lactarius cimicarius, Lactarius cremos ss.Dähncke, Lactarius noncamphoratus 

edibility : inedible

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

The cap is sepia-brown to chestnut-brown, convex then depressed, funnel-shaped, often with a clear central umbo; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap or paler, cream to orange-brown.

The flesh is cream to buff, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is unpleasant, of shield bug; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut an unchanging watery milk.

The gills are cream then ochre-orange, slightly decurrent, crowded . The spore print is cream (C) with slight salmon tinge. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in moist areas : ruts, close to ponds or dried puddles, with oak, beech, various deciduous trees.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 6.5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 4 and 12 mm)

Distinctive features : reddish-brown cap, often umbonate; watery and unchanging milk; odour of bug; in damp places

Lactarius serifluus is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lactarius serifluus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lactarius serifluus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18