Miller brown-yellow

Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus)

Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus)


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

Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus)

The brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) is a mushroom of the Syroezhkov family, the genus Millechnikov. The main synonym for the name is Lactarius cremor var. laccatus J. E. Lange.

External description of the mushroom

Initially, the definition of brown-yellow milkman was given in the wrong form. The fruit body of this type of mushroom traditionally consists of a stem and a cap. The diameter of the cap is from 4 to 8.5 cm, initially it is convex, gradually acquiring a concave shape. There are no concentration areas on its surface. The color of the cap ranges from red-brown to dark orange-brown.

The surface of the leg is smooth, orange-brown or orange-ocher in color. Its length is from 3 to 7.5 cm, and its thickness is from 0.5 to 2 cm. The milky juice of the fungus is characterized by a white color, but when it dries it turns yellow. The taste of the milky juice is pleasant at first, but the aftertaste is bitter. The lamellar hymenophore is represented by pink-yellow-brown or creamy plates.

Fungal spores of the brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) are colorless, covered with small hairy spines, connected to each other by ribs. The shape of the spores can be elliptical or spherical, and their size is 6-95.5-7.5 microns.

Habitat and period of fruiting

In some localities and regions of the country, the brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) is found quite often, it grows in forests of mixed and deciduous types. It is almost impossible to see it under coniferous trees, since the brown-yellow milky grows under deciduous trees (poplars, beeches, hazel, lindens, oaks). Active fruiting of the fungus occurs in the period from July to October.


Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) is not suitable for human consumption.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

The brown-yellow lactarius is similar in appearance to another inedible mushroom called the red-belted lactarius (Lactarius rubrocinctus). However, in that case, the cap is characterized by wrinkling, the girdle on the leg has a darker shade, the lamellar hymenophore, if damaged, changes color to a weak purple. The red-belted milkman grows only under the beeches.

Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus)

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