Lactarius PiperatusLactarius piperatus
Cap or Pileus - Creamy white, fleshy, firm, depressed in the centre. Dry, never viscid, and uncommonly broad. 3-12 inches in diameter.
Gills or Lamellae - Creamy white, narrow, crowded, unequal, forked, decurrent. Exuding a milky juice when bruised. Milk white.
Stem or Stipe - Creamy white, short, thick, solid, rounded at and slightly tapering toward the base.
Veil and Annulus - None.
Spores - White.
Flesh - Slightly paler than the surface of the cap. Taste very peppery. Odour quite aromatic.
Time - Summer.
Habitat - Specimen pictured was found in mixed woods, among dried leaves and sticks, in New Jersey.