|Lactarius torminosus (Schaeff.:Fr.) Gray|
The cap is flesh pink to orange; its margin is woolly. The cap surface is more or less with concentric bands, sticky.The stem is pinkish white, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is acrid and peppery; the odour is faint, fruity; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut a white milk, unchanging. The gills are pink cream, decurrent to adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows in woods and heaths, on a rather acid soil, mainly with birch, but also sometimes hornbeam. The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : creamy-pink to salmon-red cap, woolly in concentric bands especially towards margin; white milk, acrid, unchanging; under birch
Lactarius torminosus is frequent and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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