Coconut Milkcap - Lactarius glyciosmus

Alternative names
Coconut Scented Milk Cap

Cap is 2 to 5 cm across sometimes more, thin and fragile. It is convex with an inrolled margin when young, becoming flatter or shallowly depressed later. It may be finely hairy, or (at maturity) very finely scaly; usually pinkish buff but occasionally somewhat darker and browner and sometimes with vague concentric zones. It smells like It smells like the desiccated coconut used in confectionery.

Identification difficulty

In woodland or in grassland, always near birch.

When to see it

Late summer to autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map