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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius glyciosmus (Fr.) Fr., 1838

Lactarius glyciosmus – Coconut milkcap

Synonyms: Agaricus glyciosmus, Galorrheus glyciosmus, Lactarius impolitus, Lactifluus glyciosmus.

Common name: coconut milkcap.

Russian names: Mlechnik aromatnyy, Gruzd aromatnyy, Solodchak, Mlechnik pakhuchiy, Mlechnik kokosovyy, Mlechnik dushistyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius glyciosmus (commonly known as the coconut scented milk cap) is a semi-edible mushroom in the genus Lactarius. Mycorrhizal, it can be found growing in soil at the base of birch trees in Europe. It is typically coloured a greyish lilac, with the sometimes hollow stem a little lighter coloured than the cap. It has crowded, decurrent gills, and smells strongly of coconuts.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Milk cap mushrooms <B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>(?) in moss in swampy area of Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-15.htm">September 15, 2013</A>
LinkMilk cap mushrooms Lactarius glyciosmus(?) in moss in swampy area of Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 15, 2013
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, муниципальный округ Сосновское, парк Сосновка
Pair of grey milk cap mushrooms <B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>(?) in moss in swampy area of Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-15.htm">September 15, 2013</A>
LinkPair of grey milk cap mushrooms Lactarius glyciosmus(?) in moss in swampy area of Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 15, 2013
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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