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Lactarius rufus
(Scop.) Fr.




SEM photos


A common, typically umbonate milk-cap with a very acrid taste.

Photo © Ruben Walleyn.


Lactarius rufus grows in subalpine coniferous forests, under spruce.

Photo © Henk Huijser.


The cap cuticle of L. rufus is typically liver-coloured and slightly rough: this character helps to distinguish it from similar species growing in the same habitat.

[Collection TR gmb 157]

Photo © Marco Floriani.


Photo © Marco Floriani.