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

Lactarius vietus – Grey milkcap

Synonyms: Agaricus vietus, Galorrheus vietus, Lactarius paludestris, Lactifluus paludestris, Lactifluus vietus.

Common name: grey milkcap.

Russian name: Mlechnik bleklyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius vietus (commonly known as the grey milkcap) is a species of fungus in the family Russulaceae, first described by Elias Magnus Fries. It produces moderately sized and brittle mushrooms, which grow on the forest floor or on rotting wood. The flattened-convex cap can vary in shape, sometimes forming the shape of a wide funnel. It is typically grey, but the colour varies. The species has crowded, light-coloured gills, which produce white milk. The spore print is typically whitish, but also varies considerably. The mushrooms typically have a strong, acrid taste and have been described as inedible, but other authors have described them as consumable after boiling. L. vietus feeds by forming an ectomycorrhizal relationship with surrounding trees, and it favours birch. It grows in autumn months and is fairly common in Europe, North America and eastern Asia.

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

Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-09.htm">September 9, 2016</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 9, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-14.htm">July 14, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 14, 2017
Cortinarius flexipes, <B>Lactarius vietus</B>, and Leccinum holopus mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkCortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, and Leccinum holopus mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Cortinarius flexipes, <B>Lactarius vietus</B>, Leccinum holopus, and Mycena megaspora mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkCortinarius flexipes, Lactarius vietus, Leccinum holopus, and Mycena megaspora mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Group of grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkGroup of grey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Amanita fulva (egg stage), Mycena megaspora, <B>Lactarius vietus</B>, Cortinarius sp., Hebeloma crustuliniforme, and Laccaria proxima mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkAmanita fulva (egg stage), Mycena megaspora, Lactarius vietus, Cortinarius sp., Hebeloma crustuliniforme, and Laccaria proxima mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Galerina triscopa, <B>Lactarius vietus</B>, Leccinum holopus, Cortinarius flexipes, Mycena megaspora, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Laccaria proxima, Amanita fulva (egg stage), and Cortinarius sp. mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkGalerina triscopa, Lactarius vietus, Leccinum holopus, Cortinarius flexipes, Mycena megaspora, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Laccaria proxima, Amanita fulva (egg stage), and Cortinarius sp. mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Mycena megaspora, Galerina triscopa, Leccinum holopus, <B>Lactarius vietus</B>, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Amanita fulva, and Cortinarius flexipes mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-02.htm">September 2, 2017</A>
LinkMycena megaspora, Galerina triscopa, Leccinum holopus, Lactarius vietus, Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Amanita fulva, and Cortinarius flexipes mushrooms in a swamp in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 2, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-03.htm">September 3, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) near Kuzmolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 3, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Всеволожское городское поселение
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-09.htm">September 9, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 9, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>) in moss near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-09.htm">September 9, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus) in moss near Orekhovo, 45 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 9, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Grey milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius vietus</B>)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkGrey milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius vietus)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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

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