Lactarius LigniotusLactarius ligniotus
Cap or Pileus - Fleshy; brown velvety surface; convex to plane; brittle.
Gills or Lamellae - Attached to the stem, distant, unequal. Snow white to yellowish white. Milk mild and white.
Stem and Stipe - The upper part the same colour as the cap surface, base lighter; hollow.
Ring or Annulus - None.
Spores - White.
Flesh - Taste pleasant. Broken flesh reddish white, then yellowish.
Time - September.
Habitat - Common among mosses under fir trees. The specimen pictured was found growing in mixed woods at Lake Placid.