Lactifluus piperatus - Peppery Milkcap
White to cream funnel-shaped mushroom with extremely crowded gills which exude white latex. This mushroom is considered edible but is not prized for its flavor, however, it is said to possibly provide seasoning in its dried form.
Highly mulched ridge in dense mixed hardwood forest.
''Lactifluus piperatus'' , commonly known as the peppery milk-cap, is a semi-edible basidiomycete fungus of the genus ''Lactifluus''. Despite being edible, it is not recommended by some because of its poor taste, though can be used as seasoning when dried. The fruiting body is a creamy-white mushroom which is funnel-shaped when mature, with exceptionally crowded gills. It bleeds a whitish peppery-tasting milk when cut. Widely distributed across Europe and eastern North America, ''Lactifluus piperatus''.. more