What You Should Know
Lactarius spinosulus is a rare pink mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils. Its main season begins in August and ends in November. Lactarius spinosulus is poorly edible. The mushroom tastes mild. Its smell can be described as flowery and sweet.
Other names: Lilascale Milkcap, Schüppchen-Milchling.
Lactarius spinosulus Mushroom Identification
The cap is 3-6 cm in diameter, at first convex, with a bent edge, later convex-expanded, concave-expanded, sometimes funnel-shaped, sometimes with a tubercle in the middle, with a lowered, straight or bladed edge. The surface of the cap is radially fibrous, scaly, dry or sticky, matte, pink, reddish-pink, purple-gray-pink, purple-gray-reddish, yellowish-pink, with red-burgundy scales and concentric zones, turning green in places of contact.
The hymenophore is lamellar. The plates are initially thick, later thin, thin, narrow, accreted, sometimes slightly descending on the stem, at first light ocher, pale ocher, later reddish ocher, in places of contact acquire a brownish-greenish color.
The stem is 2-5 cm high, 0.3-0.8 cm in diameter, cylindrical, narrowed to the base, sometimes bent, dense, at first solid, later hollow, the same color as the surface of the cap, reddish at the base.
The flesh is dense, thin, brittle, yellowish-whitish, yellowish-whitish-purple, on the cut it acquires a dark gray or dark green color, at first sweetish, then burning in taste, without a pronounced smell. The milky juice is white, slowly turns green in the air, sweetish at first, then burning and caustic in taste.
Print Light ocher.
7-8.5 * 5.5-7.5 μm, oval-rounded in shape.
Grows from August to September, in deciduous and mixed forests, mostly under alders, rarely under birches, rarely. A rare species.
Lactarius spinosulus Taxonomy and Etymology
Lactarius spinosulus (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by A. Le Breton & L. Quélet and effectively published in 1880. The name Lactarius spinosulus is of type basionym. Lactarius spinosulus has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Lactarius spinosulus is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Russulales, Russulaceae, Lactarius. For further information, please see A. Le Breton et al. (1880, p. 168).
Lactarius spinosulus Synonyms
Lactifluus spinosulus (Quél.) Kuntze, 1891
Lactarius lilacinus var. spinosulus (Quél.) Bataille, 1908
Lactarius lilacinus spinosulus (Quél. & Le Bret.) Singer, 1942
Lactarius spinosulus violaceus Cooke, 1883
Lactarius spinosulus spinosulus Quél. & Le Bret., 1880
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