Rubella (Lactarius subdulcis) photo and description

Rubella (Lactarius subdulcis)

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


  • Millechnik sweetish

  • Sweet milk

  • Poputa

Rubella (Lactarius subdulcis)

Rubella (lat.Lactarius subdulcis) is a mushroom of the genus Millechnik (lat.Lactarius) of the russula family (lat.Russulaceae).

Little reddish is a very beautiful and interesting mushroom, it is reddish-red, small in size. There is a hat with a diameter of up to 8 centimeters. She has slightly tucked out edges or a completely flat surface. These mushrooms secrete a lot of milky juice on the inside of the cap. White at first, and then it becomes translucent. It stands out quite actively. Rubella is located on a stalk of medium length and thickness. It is slightly lighter in shade.

This mushroom can be easily found in different forests, if you pay attention to the moss deposits. It is best to collect them from mid-summer to mid-autumn.

The mushroom is considered edible, but to be eaten, it must be boiled or salted so that it does not harm your health. Under no circumstances should it be eaten raw.

Similar species

Bitter (Lactarius rufus). The rubella differs from it in a darker, burgundy color and non-caustic milky juice.

Euphorbia (Lactarius volemus) is easily distinguished by its large size, meaty consistency and abundant flowing milky juice.