What You Should Know
Lactarius flavidus is a rare mushroom yellowish color and frequent violaceous spots that appear they darken to brown tones. When wounded, they release a white latex, initially not bitter but then acrid, which after a few minutes acquires violet tones and then dark brown, if it is in contact with the meat or with the slices, isolated latex does not change color.
Other names: Hellgelber Violett-Milchling (Deutsch).
Lactarius flavidus Mushroom Identification
The cap is cream yellowish to straw yellow, stained with violet in wounds, convex flattened then depressed; its margin is smooth, incurved. The cap surface is with faint concentric bands, a bit viscid.
The stem is the same color as cap or paler, viscous, stained with violet in wounds, without a ring.
The flesh is creamy-white to yellowish, turning violet in 5 mns when exposed to air; its taste is slightly bitter then hot after a few seconds; the odor is faint, of fruit or shield bug; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick), exuding when cut white milk, turning purple in 15 mns.
The gills are whitish to cream, purple in bruises, adnexed to decurrent, crowded. The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather clayey-calcareous soil, most of the time with oak, beech.
From July to November.
Lactarius flavidus Synonyms
Lactarius aspideus var. flavidus (Boud.) Neuhoff 1956
Lactarius flavidus var. flavidus Boud. 1887
Lactarius uvidus var. flavidus (Boud.) Bataille 1908
Lactifluus flavidus (Boud.) Kuntze 1898
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