Lactarius deliciosus (L.) Gray
Family: Russulaceae
Om Shamong,  more...
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National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: Om Shamong

Edibility: Edible

Habitat: Scattered to gregarious and terrestrial.

Description: Cap:  4-10 cm broad, convex, margin enrolled when young, surface viscid when moist, banded concentrically with shades of orange, often developing green discolouration in age. Hymenophore: Decurrent gills, narrow, close to crowded, dull orange, bleeding dark red latex. Stem:  2-5 cm tall and up to 2 wide, solid and brittle when young, hollow in age, equal to tapered at the base, surface smooth, dull orange-buff, bruising green where handled. Flesh: Thick and brittle. Milk:  Bleeding thin and dark orange latex when cut. Spore Print:White.

Comments: Lactarius rubrilacteusclosely resembles L. deliciosus which has orange to orange-red zoned, shallowly, infundibulate caps and tends to develop green discolouration in age, but Lactarius rubrilacteus has dark reddish latex rather than carrot-orange.