Public Description of Lactarius rubrilacteus Hesler & A.H. Sm.

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Taxonomic Classification:

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

General Description:

Lactarius rubrilacteus dark red latex (from the beginning)staining flesh and gills greenish, cap red-orange staining green, associated with Dug-Fir Pseudotsuga sp (not pine) see,
Cap also has orange-red zones and green stains,


Found under Douglas fir

Look Alikes:

Lactarius deterrimus: never has scrobiculae on the stipe, latex turns wine red after 15-20 minutes, also develops green stains, said to be common in Europe, found with Spruce.

Lactarius salmonicolor: never stains green, grows under Abies (fir) , latex turninge wine red after one hour

Lactarius sanguifluus: has wine red latex from the beginning

Lactarius semisanguifluus: cap always without silvery zonation, but usually greenish-winebrown, latex changes to wine red within 5-10 minutes

Lactarius quieticolor: with duller colours, latex turning wine red after 20 some minutes (never in Lactarius deliciosus), and has the coarsest spore ornamentaton in this group, found with pine.

and this species…
Lactarius rubrilacteus dark reddish-purplish red latex immediately this color staining flesh and gills greenish, cap red-orange staining green, associated with Dug-Fir (not pine)but according to Roger Phillips it is also associated with pine,




“Common Name: Bleeding Milk Cap”

Lactarius rubrilacteus Hesler & A.H. Sm., North American Species of Lactarius (Ann Arbor): 76 (1979)

Description author: Johannes Harnisch (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editors: IntoTheFlames, walt sturgeon

Created: 2009-11-12 02:38:05 GMT (+0000) by Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
Last modified: 2011-12-10 00:53:23 GMT (+0000) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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