Ugly Milkcap - Lactarius turpis
A large (Cap to 20 cm) dull olive brown fungus that is slimy and sticky. As with all milkcaps, it exudes a white milky latex if broken. It exudes copious white milk when the flesh is cut. The appearance is distinctive and unlike any other Milkcap – the English name is very appropriate.
In damp places exclusively with Birch trees.
Late summer and autumn
Grows either solitary or in groups
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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