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?
''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, µm, in. high, stout , expanded towards the pileus, attenuated downwards, solid,.. more