Lactifluus corrugis – Corrugated-cap milky

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The Corrugated-cap milky (Lactifluus corrugis) is an edible mushroom that is widely distributed in eastern North America. They can be found summer-fall near oak trees.
Corrugated-cap milkies have a reddish cap that is covered in a felt-like layer when the mushroom is young. Older specimens have a wrinkled cap appearance. Mushrooms exude a white latex which bruises the gills brown. The gills have a slightly fishy smell. Spore print is white.
Corrugated-cap milkies are edible after cooking. The sticky latex is broken down by heat. The mushrooms have a meaty and slightly granular texture. Corrugated-cap milkies have a higher protein content than most other mushrooms.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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