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Lactarius Mushrooms

So many we cannot list them all.

Lactarius is a genus of mushrooms much like Russulas (in fact they are very similar), in that there are a gazillion of them, and IDing to species can often be very difficult since there are so many that are similar.

Edibility is generally determined by taste, the same as with Russulas.

Lactarius mushrooms will generally "bleed" when cut or broken, which is the key identifier - at least in humid climates. In dry climates, some Lactarius mushrooms merely stain a little within a hour or two of being cut or broken, but end up too dry to actually bleed.

They are a mycorrhizal mushroom, which is symbiotic with specific types of trees - at least, that is the common information, though we have only ever found them growing under or near fallen logs (perhaps because the moisture concentrates there, or because there is more fertile compost to supplement the sap from the trees they partner with).

Lactarius mushrooms may be very colorful, to the point of being artificial looking, and the colors may be very interesting.

We sell Lactarius deliciosus spawn for naturalization in our Mushroom Store.


Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.

We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.

We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.

We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.

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