≡ Lactarius deceptivus Peck
Pileus compact, at first convex and umbilicate, then expanded and centrally depressed or subinfundibuliform, obsoletely tomentose or glabrous except on the margin, white or whitish, often varied with yellowish or sordid stains, the margin first involute and clothed with a dense soft or cottony tomentum, then spreading or elevated and more or less fibrillose; lamellae rather broad, distant or subdistant, adnate or decurrent, some of them forked, whitish, becoming cream colored; stem equal or narrowed downward, solid, pruinose-pubescent, white; spores white, .00035 to 0005 in.; milk white, taste acrid.
Published type studies: Hesler & Smith (1979), N. Amer. Spec. Lactarius: 195; Montoya & Bandala (2005)
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