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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius tabidus Fr., 1838

Lactarius tabidus – Birch milkcap

Synonyms: Lactarius mitissimus, Lactarius subdulcis, Lactarius theiogalus, Lactifluus tabidus.

Common name: birch milkcap.

Russian names: Mlechnik chakhlyy, Gruzd chakhlyy, Gruzd nezhnyy, Mlechnik nezhnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius tabidus (also Lactarius theiogalus, and formerly Lactarius chrysorheus and Lactarius hepaticus), commonly known as the Birch Milkcap, is an inedible mushroom of the genus Lactarius. It can be found in North America and Europe, and grows at the base of pine in Autumn. Its white milk stains fabric a sulphur yellow, from which its specific epithet derives.

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

Birch milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius tabidus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) in Sosnovka Park in Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2010-06-24.htm">June 24, 2010</A>
LinkBirch milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius tabidus, Russian name Gorkushka) in Sosnovka Park in Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 24, 2010
Birch milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius tabidus</B>(?), Russian name Gorkushka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-23.htm">July 23, 2016</A>
LinkBirch milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius tabidus(?), Russian name Gorkushka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 23, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Birch milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius tabidus</B>(?)) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-23.htm">July 23, 2016</A>
LinkBirch milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius tabidus(?)) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 23, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Birch milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius tabidus</B>, Lactarius theiogalus) in swampy area in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-06.htm">September 6, 2016</A>
LinkBirch milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius tabidus, Lactarius theiogalus) in swampy area in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 6, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Birch milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius tabidus</B>, Lactarius theiogalus) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-24.htm">October 24, 2016</A>
LinkBirch milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius tabidus, Lactarius theiogalus) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 24, 2016

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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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