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Home Fungi Caps on stems; gills below caps [mushrooms or mushroom-like] Lactarius deliciosus

Lactarius deliciosus

Saffron Milkcap

 

The fruit body is a mushroom with a cap atop a central stem. The cap may be up to 15 centimetres in diameter and often lower in the centre than at the margins and hence shaped like a shallow funnel. The stem is stout, often 5-8 centimetres long and about 2 wide. The cap and stem are generally carrot orange and usually pitted with numerous shallow depressions. The gills are a little paler. With age the cap may fade to a paler, somewhat bleached colour.

 

There is neither a partial nor a universal veil.

 

Spore print: white.   

 

The mushrooms may bruise green and, if broken, bleed an orange juice (though this may not happen if a mushroom has started to dry out).

 

This is an introduced species from the northern hemisphere and in our area is commonly found near pine trees, with which it is mycorrhizal.

 

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Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Gundaroo, NSW - 12 Jun 2022 by Gunyijan Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at O'Connor, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Fraser, ACT - 22 May 2022 by trevorpreston Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Yarralumla, ACT - 16 May 2022 by AlisonMilton Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Stromlo, ACT - 15 May 2022 by AJB Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 May 2022 by galah681 Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Hackett, ACT - 8 May 2022 by mareehill Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 19 Apr 2022 by LisaH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Coree, ACT - 31 Mar 2022 by GirtsO Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Steeple Flat, NSW - 5 Feb 2022 by mahargiani Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Holt, ACT - 9 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 20 May 2021 by LisaH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Kowen, ACT - 13 May 2021 by SandraH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Budawang, NSW - 9 May 2021 by LyndalT Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Apr 2021 by SimoneC Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by CanberraFungiGroup Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by SandraH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 29 Apr 2020 by AaronClausen Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 27 Apr 2020 by LisaH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Apr 2020 by natureguy Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Hume, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Speedsta Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Karabar, NSW - 31 Mar 2020 by roachie Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 18 May 2019 by AaronClausen Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 28 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 28 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Charleys Forest, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at - 30 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 22 Apr 2017 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Jun 2016 by KenT Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at - 4 May 2014 by Mike Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012 by natureguy Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Chisholm, ACT - 10 Mar 2012 by Roman
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Gundaroo, NSW - 12 Jun 2022 by Gunyijan
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at O'Connor, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Fraser, ACT - 22 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Yarralumla, ACT - 16 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Stromlo, ACT - 15 May 2022 by AJB
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 May 2022 by galah681
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Hackett, ACT - 8 May 2022 by mareehill
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 19 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Coree, ACT - 31 Mar 2022 by GirtsO
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Steeple Flat, NSW - 5 Feb 2022 by mahargiani
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Holt, ACT - 9 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 20 May 2021 by LisaH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Kowen, ACT - 13 May 2021 by SandraH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Budawang, NSW - 9 May 2021 by LyndalT
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Apr 2021 by SimoneC
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by CanberraFungiGroup
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by SandraH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 29 Apr 2020 by AaronClausen
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 27 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Apr 2020 by natureguy
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Hume, ACT - 6 Apr 2020 by Speedsta
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Apr 2020 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Karabar, NSW - 31 Mar 2020 by roachie
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 18 May 2019 by AaronClausen
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 28 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 28 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Charleys Forest, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Isaacs, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at - 30 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 22 Apr 2017 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Jun 2016 by KenT
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at - 4 May 2014 by Mike
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012 by natureguy
Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) at Chisholm, ACT - 10 Mar 2012 by Roman
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