Common Miller (Gladysh)

Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis ) Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis) Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis)

Common Miller (Lactarius trivialis)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
  • Genus: Lactarius (Miller)
  • Species: Lactarius trivialis (Common Miller (Gladysh))

Synonyms:

  • Gladysh

  • Gladysh ordinary

  • Lactarius trivialis

Common miller

Lactarius' cap: Quite large, 7-15 cm in diameter, in young mushrooms of compact 'wheel-like' shape, with strongly tucked up hairless edges and a depression in the center; then it gradually opens, going through all the stages, up to the funnel-shaped. The color is changeable, from brown (in young mushrooms) or lead-gray to light gray, almost lilac, or even lilac. Concentric circles are weak, mainly at an early stage of development; the surface is smooth, in wet weather it easily becomes slimy, sticky. The flesh of the cap is yellowish, thick, brittle; the milky juice is white, acrid, not very plentiful, slightly green in the air. The smell is practically absent.

Plates: Pale cream, slightly descending, rather frequent; with age, they can become covered with yellowish spots from leaked milky juice.

Spore powder: Light yellow.

Milk's leg: Cylindrical, of very different heights, depending on growing conditions (from 5 to 15 cm, if only, as they say, 'to the ground'), 1-3 cm thick, similar in color to a hat, but lighter. Already in young mushrooms, a characteristic cavity is formed in the stem, quite neat, which only expands as it grows.

Distribution: Common millechnik occurs from mid-July to late September in forests of various types, forming mycorrhiza, apparently with birch, spruce or pine; prefers wet, mossy places where it can appear in significant quantities.

Similar species: Despite the richness of the color range, the common milky mushroom is quite recognizable: the growing conditions do not allow it to be confused with the silver gray (Lactarius flexuosus), and the large size, color invariability (slightly green milky juice does not count) and the absence of a strong odor distinguish Lactarius trivialis from a multitude of small lactic acid plants that turn purple and exude unexpected aromas.

Edible: The northerners consider it a very decent edible mushroom, we somehow less known, although in vain: it ferments in salted faster than its 'hard-fleshed' relatives, very soon acquiring that indescribable sour taste for which people deify Russian salting.

Remarks Lactarius trivialis is a totally unusual mushroom for me. Where I got acquainted with mushrooms, he was not. And where I went from time to time, he was not there either. Only occasionally, little by little, did the common milkman appear to me in mosses, in swamps with crooked pines, in feeble birch forests and in grassy glades. Once I took half a basket of it, took it and salted it. It seems that the rumor is not lying: the mushroom is really excellent. I really look forward to renewing my acquaintance next year, that's why I don't write here everything that I know and think. There will still be a reason.

Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis) Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis) Common Miller (Gladysh) (Lactarius trivialis)

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