genus Lactarius


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Noun1.genus Lactarius - large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or brokengenus Lactarius - large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or broken; includes both edible and poisonous species
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae - large family including many familiar mushrooms
Lactarius delicioso, milkcap - edible mushroom
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Milk Mushrooms of North America: A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York, USA
Milk mushrooms of North America; a field identification guide to the genus Lactarius.
While milk mushrooms are a common sight during summer and fall in North America, there has until now been no single non-technical volume about the genus Lactarius. This field guide fills that gap, describing more than 250 milk mushroom species in detail, including external features, flesh, microscopic characteristics, and species habitat and distribution.