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Golden milkcap (Lactarius clarkeae) Lucky to find one producing so much milk. It was literally dripping off while I was snapping the camera.<br />
About 100mm across the cap.<br />
It always impresses me how these look so fresh and clean when they always come out of soggy, sticky dark earth.<br />
Interesting to note that the original description reads: <br />
&quot;Pileus 3 ins. (7.5 cm.) in diameter, infundibuliform, matt, reddish-fawn....&quot; !?? <br />
So what&#039;s the deal with these bright yeloow/orange ones? Australia,DRNP,Fall,Geotagged,Lactifluus clarkeae,endemic,milkcap Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Golden milkcap (Lactarius clarkeae)

Lucky to find one producing so much milk. It was literally dripping off while I was snapping the camera.
About 100mm across the cap.
It always impresses me how these look so fresh and clean when they always come out of soggy, sticky dark earth.
Interesting to note that the original description reads:
"Pileus 3 ins. (7.5 cm.) in diameter, infundibuliform, matt, reddish-fawn...." !??
So what's the deal with these bright yeloow/orange ones?

    comments (2)

  1. Fabulous color, really amazing. (orange is my nation's color :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. Perfection! Posted 3 years ago

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''Lactifluus clarkeae'' is an Australasian milk-cap mushroom. It was described as ''Lactarius'' species in 1927 by Australian naturalist John Burton Cleland and was transferred to the genus ''Lactifluus'' in 2012.

The original description reads:

"Pileus 3 ins. in diameter, infundibuliform, matt, reddish-fawn. Gills adnate, moderately close, pallid becoming spotted and discoloured brown. Stem short, ┬Ám, in. high, stout , expanded towards the pileus, attenuated downwards, solid,.. more

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2016. Captured Jun 12, 2016 15:07 in 1 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Tremont VIC 3785, Australia.
  • EX-Z2000
  • f/3.4
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 8.46mm