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.

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