Lactarius subpurpureus

Lactarius subpurpureus

Lactarius subpurpureus is a milky cap in the family Russulaceae.
Lactarius subpurpureus Flat, sticky cap with a lined margin. It had concentric bands of pink, brown, and green. The gills were decurrent, distant, and pinkish red. Milk was deep red, but not easy to get going.

Habitat:Growing on the ground in a mixed forest - under eastern hemlock.
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Appearance

Cap: 3-10 cm; at first convex; becoming flat, with a shallow central depression, or vase-shaped; dry or slightly sticky; the margin naked, sometimes lined in age; bald; zoned with concentric bands of vinaceous red and pale pink, but soon fading to pinkish buff; sometimes more spotted than zoned; bruising green.

Gills: Attached to the stem or running slightly down it; nearly distant; vinaceous red and typically remaining so longer than the cap; bruising and spotting green.

Stem: 3-8 cm long; 0.5-1.5 cm thick; colored like the cap or paler; more or less equal; sometimes spotted or pitted; becoming hollow.

Flesh: Whitish to pink; staining red, and eventually green.

Milk: Deep red; scanty.

Odor and Taste: Odor not distinctive; taste mild to faintly peppery.
Lactarius subpurpureus Mostly flat cap with a small central depression, zones of pink, and an inrolled margin. Nearly distant, pinkish red gills that leak red milk. The stem was colored like the cap, but more pale.

Habitat: Growing on the ground in a coniferous forest. Fall,Geotagged,Lactarius subpurpureus,United States,lactarius,milk cap,milkcap,milky cap,mushroom

Distribution

Fairly widely distributed in the upper Midwest, the Appalachians, and northeastern North America.
Lactarius subpurpureus Mostly flat cap with a small central depression, zones of pink, and an inrolled margin.  Nearly distant, pinkish red gills that leak red milk. The stem was colored like the cap, but more pale.

Habitat: Growing on the ground under pine.
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Habitat

Mycorrhizal with eastern hemlock and perhaps with other conifers; growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; summer and fall

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyRussulaceae
GenusLactarius
SpeciesLactarius subpurpureus