Brownish milky (Lactarius fuliginosus) photo and description

Brownish milky (Lactarius fuliginosus)

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


  • Miller dark brown

  • Sooty milky

Brownish milky

Brownish miller ( lat.Lactarius fuliginosus ) is a mushroom of the genus Miller (lat.Lactarius) of the russula family (lat.Russulaceae). Edible.

Brownish lactarius cap:

Diameter 5-10 cm, in youth it is convex, with a tucked edge, with age it gradually opens (the edge remains curved for a long time) to a prostrate and funnel-shaped with wavy edges. The surface of the cap is dry, velvety in young specimens, the color is brown at first, brightens somewhat with age, and is often covered with dull blurred spots. The flesh of the cap is white at first, turns yellowish with age, turns slightly pink at the break. Milky juice is white, sharp, reddening in air. The smell is faint, vague.


Adherent, frequent, narrow, white, white in young specimens, with age they acquire a creamy color.

Spore powder:

Ocher yellow.

Brownish milky leg:

Short (up to 6 cm in height) and thick (1-1.5 cm), dense, slightly widened at the base, becomes hollow with age, cap color or lighter.


The brownish miller appears in July, preferring deciduous and birch forests, and grows until about mid-September.

Similar species:

The brown miller (Lactarius lignyotus) grows in coniferous forests, has a darker cap, a long stem and wide blades.


Brownish milky is edible to a greater extent than other little-known milkers: not very bitter juice and the absence of foreign odors eliminate the need for prolonged soaking or boiling, and its strong constitution makes this mushroom a good addition to a tank with salted nigella, volushki and other "noble" milkers.


I dare to assume that if this milkman met more often, then the people's love would not have spared him. And so - for blanks is not enough, for a delicacy does not pull, and what happens?