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Miller brown-yellow: description and photo

Brown-yellow milky (Lactarius fulvissimus) is a lamellar mushroom from the russula family, genus Millechniki. It was first classified by the French mycologist Henri Romagnese in the middle of the last century.

The second scientific synonym for these fruiting bodies: slimy milk

Where the brown-yellow milky grows

It is widespread in deciduous forests, but it can be found extremely rarely in pine forests and spruce forests. Form a mutually beneficial symbiosis with beech, hazel, poplar, linden and oak. The first mushrooms appear in July and continue to grow until the end of October.

Millers brown-yellow in mixed forest

What does the milky brown-yellow look like?

Young mushrooms have rounded-convex, strongly tucked caps. As they grow older, they straighten, becoming first umbellate, then open and even cupped, concave. The edges are evenly rounded, thin. Sometimes wavy-toothed, deformed, directed downward in a small neat roll. In overgrown specimens, the cap often has an irregular, folded shape, with broken off and sawtooth edges. At the junction with the stem, there is a noticeable depression with a small rounded tubercle.

It has an uneven color, stripes are noticeable, uneven rounded spots, the middle is darker. The color ranges from reddish brown and reddish black to light sandy, almost creamy. The diameter of adult specimens reaches 9 cm. The surface is smooth, with a slight gloss, slightly slimy in wet weather.

The pulp is thin, fragile, gray-white, at the site of damage it actively releases snow-white juice, darkening to creamy yellow. The taste is sweetish and soft, with a peppery aftertaste. The smell is neutral, sometimes it can be unpleasant.

Closer to the root, the leg is covered with a damp white fluff

The plates of the hymenophore are frequent, accrete, slightly descending along the pedicle. Smooth, uneven length. The color can be white-cream, yellowish-red, pinkish-yellow or coffee with milk.

Miller brown-yellow has a cylindrical or barrel-shaped, often curved leg. Smooth, slightly velvety, growing up to 8 cm and having a thickness of 0.6 to 2.3 cm. The color is uneven, shapeless spots. The color is lighter than the cap, from creamy ocher and golden pink-brown to orange-chocolate and rich rusty.

The edges of the cap are tucked up, drops of thick white juice can be seen on the plates

Doubles and their differences

By its appearance, the brown-yellow lactarius is very similar to some representatives of its own genus.

Attention! You should not take mushrooms, the species of which is in doubt.

Milky milky. Conditionally edible. The hat has a flat, smooth surface, brownish-brown color with a light border along the edge. Milky juice is soft in taste, not pungent.

Hymenophore plates are white-cream, with reddish spots, the leg is light

The miller is reddish-belted. Inedible, non-toxic. It is distinguished by a deformed-wrinkled cap and hymenophore plates, which acquire a light azure tint when damaged.

This species creates mycorrhiza exclusively with beeches

Is it possible to eat brown-yellow milky

Miller brown-yellow belongs to inedible mushrooms. No toxic substances were found in its composition, the nutritional value is extremely low.


Miller brown-yellow grows in deciduous forests and old parks. Distributed in the temperate climatic zone and southern regions of Russia and Europe. Inedible, has poisonous counterparts, so inexperienced mushroom pickers should be extremely careful.

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