Milky watery milky

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus)

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus)


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

Its name has Russian and Latin synonyms:

  • The milky is silky;

  • Galorrheus serifluus;
  • Agaricus serifluus;
  • Lactifluus serifluus.

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus)

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) is a mushroom from the russula family, belonging to the genus Milky.

External description of the mushroom

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) in an immature form has a small flat cap, in the central part of which a slight bulge is noticeable. As the fruiting body of the fungus matures and ages, the shape of its cap changes significantly. In old mushrooms, the edges of the cap become uneven, curving like waves. In its central part, a funnel is formed with a diameter of about 5-6 cm. The surface of the cap of this type of mushroom is characterized by ideal evenness and smoothness, and dryness (which distinguishes it from many other varieties of the Millennium genus). The upper part of the mushroom is characterized by a brownish-red color, but the further from the center to the edges, the color becomes less saturated, gradually turning into white.

On the inner side of the cap there is a lamellar hymenophore. Its spore-bearing plates have a yellowish or yellowish-buffy tint, very thin, descending down the stem.

The leg of the mushroom has a rounded shape, is 1 cm in width and about 6 cm in height. The matte surface of the leg is perfectly smooth and dry to the touch. In young mushrooms, the color of the leg is yellow-brown, and in ripe fruit bodies, it turns into red-brown.

The mushroom pulp is characterized by fragility, brown-red in color. The spore powder is characterized by a yellowish color, and the smallest particles included in it have an ornamental surface and an ellipsoidal shape.

Habitat and period of fruiting

Milky watery milky grows singly or in small groups, mainly in deciduous and mixed forests. Its active fruiting begins in August and continues throughout September. The yield of this type of mushroom directly depends on the weather that was established in the summer. If at this time the level of heat and moisture was optimal for the development of mushroom fruiting bodies, then the yield of mushrooms will be abundant, especially in the middle of the first autumn month.


Milky milky (Lactarius serifluus) is a conditionally edible mushroom that is eaten exclusively in salty form. Many experienced mushroom pickers deliberately ignore this type of mushroom, since watery-milky lacquers have low nutritional value and poor taste. This species differs from other representatives of the genus Millechniks, perhaps, by a weak fruity odor. Before salting, the watery-milky lacquer is usually boiled well, or soaked for a long time in salty and cool water. This procedure helps to get rid of the unpleasant bitter taste created by the milky juice of the mushroom. This mushroom itself is rare, and its pulp does not have high food quality and unique taste.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

The watery-milky lactarius (Lactarius serifluus) has no similar species. Outwardly, it is unremarkable, similar in appearance to an inedible mushroom.

Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus) Milky watery milky (Lactarius serifluus)

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