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Lactarius deliciosus

   (Family: Russulaceae)
   
Common name: Pine ring, Golden delicious, Orange Milk Cap, Saffron Milk Cap, Reizker, Melksampioen, Oranjegroene melkzwan EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 30 - 150 mm
Colour:
Rusty (Ferruginous)
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
White
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Sweet
Fruiting season: autumn
General info: EDIT
Shallow convex with a slight central depression becomes funnel-shaped. Orange, with darker concentric zones, sometimes greyish, or flecked with green. Turns green with age or bruising.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: depressed
Pileus (Cap) decorations: zonate
Gill attachment: decurrent
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  The cap when young are flattish with curled back edges but soon become depressed centrally. like a shallow funnel.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: tapering to base
Stem base: tapering
Annulus: none
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  30mm-90mm long x 10.5mm-40mm tapering. Carrot-colorized, flecked with green. When you cut the stem in half it is hollow. Flesh is pale ochre-carrot in colour and shows a distinct orange outer ring when cut horizontally. Ring is absent.
 
 
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
The Pine Ring is very common and popular in Europe. Occurs mainly in pine forests. Common South Western Cape.
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