Mushrooms in this group are characterized by
their granular texture and spiny or warty spores.
Group: Lactarius ( Milk Caps)
Mushrooms in this group excrete a milky juice when cut or broken.
Lactarius fragilis (Candy Cap)
Found on the road side in Havelock North in July, 2000. Growing from ground.
Cap: Orange brown in colour. About 1.5-2.5cm in diameter,( can be
Gills: Thick and well spaced. Slightly waxy in appearance. Running
down the stalk. Exude milk when cut near the cap. Paler in colour than the
cap, almost pink.
Spore Print: White
Stem: Same colour and texture as cap. About 5mm thick and 2-2.5cm
Edibility: Edible and quite good I hear, no, I have not tried this
one either!! But CAUTION: I am not 100%
sure of the identification of this mushroom so I would not go eating it!!!
Different people react
differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom
without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.