Oak Miller (Lactarius quietus)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
- Order: Russulales
- Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
- Genus: Lactarius (Miller)
- Species: Lactarius quietus (Oak Miller)
The miller is calm
Oak milkman's hat:
Cream brown with a darker central spot and indistinct concentric circles; the shape is initially flat-convex, becomes concave with age. The diameter of the cap is 5-10 cm. The pulp is light creamy, at the break it emits a non-bitter whitish milky juice. The smell is very peculiar, hay.
Creamy brown, frequent, running down the stalk.
Leg of the oak milkman:
Cap colors, darker in the lower part, rather short, 0.5-1 cm in diameter.
The oak miller is found often and abundantly from June to October, preferring forests with an admixture of oak.
Many milkmen are alike, but not too similar; you should remember about the peculiar smell and the non-bitter milky juice of the oak lactarius (Lactarius quietus).
The oak milkman is, in principle, edible, although not everyone will like the specific smell. For example, I don't like it.
Some strange mushroom. Everywhere it is full, it is always "in front of our eyes", but very few people know something about it, and it is often impossible to simply explain what kind of mushroom we are talking about. Lactarius quietus avoids unnecessary attention, somehow staying aloof from any events. It is not collected and trampled. In the literature - stingy lines. "Yes, there is such a milkman." I myself collected a trial batch several times, tried to taste it and decide once and for all whether to collect it or not, and each time for some reason postponed the decision. Or he decided and immediately forgot that he had decided. No, something is wrong with this mushroom ...