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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

Coconut milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkCoconut milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius glyciosmus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Coconut milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>)(?) in bushes in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkCoconut milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius glyciosmus)(?) in bushes in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Coconut milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>)(?) near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-24.htm">September 24, 2017</A>
LinkCoconut milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius glyciosmus)(?) near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 24, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Всеволожское городское поселение
Coconut milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius glyciosmus</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-01.htm">September 1, 2018</A>
LinkCoconut milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius glyciosmus) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2018
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, посёлок Лисий Нос

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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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