Public Description of Lactarius Pers.

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Name: Lactarius Pers.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae

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Russula species but they do not have latex or wooly caps


Many are edible after being pickled.


Type species: Lactarius piperatus (L.) Pers. (1797)

The classic Friesian genus is characterized by the milk-like liquid (lactate) that most species produce when cut.

“Common Name: Milk Caps”

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