Pale milky

Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus) Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus) Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus)

Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus)


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

Name synonyms:

  • The miller is dull;
  • Miller is pale yellow;
  • Lactifluus pallidus;
  • Galorrheus pallidus.

Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus)

Pale milky (Lactarius pallidus) is a mushroom of the russula family, belonging to the genus Millechnik.

External description of the mushroom

The fruiting body of the pale lactarius (Lactarius pallidus) consists of a stem and a cap, and also has a hymenophore with plates descending along the stem, sometimes branching and having the same color as the cap. The diameter of the cap itself is about 12 cm, and in immature mushrooms it has a convex shape, and in mature mushrooms it becomes funnel-shaped depressed, with a mucous and smooth surface, of a light ocher color.

The length of the stem of the mushroom is 7-9 cm, and in thickness it can reach 1.5 cm. The color of the stem is the same as that of the cap, inside it is empty, characterized by a cylindrical shape.

The spore powder is characterized by a white-ocher color, contains 86.5 micron mushroom spores, is characterized by a rounded shape and the presence of hairy spines.

The mushroom pulp has a creamy or white color, a pleasant aroma, great thickness and a tangy taste. The milky juice of this type of mushroom does not change its color in the air, is white, abundant, but tasteless, characterized only by a sharp aftertaste.

Habitat and period of fruiting

The period of activation of fruiting in the pale lactarius falls on the period from July to August. This species forms mycorrhiza with birches and oaks. You can rarely meet it, mainly in oak forests, deciduous forests of mixed type. The fruit bodies of the pale lactarius grow in small groups.

Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus)


Pale milky (Lactarius pallidus) is considered a conditionally edible mushroom, it is usually salted with other varieties of mushrooms. The taste and nutritional qualities of the pale lactarius are poorly understood.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

There are two similar types of mushrooms in the pale lactarius:

Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus) Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus) Pale Miller (Lactarius pallidus)

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