October 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Oak Milk Cap
Convex, then flattened to depressed, orange brown to pale cinnamon, to about 8 cm across
Sub-decurrent, pale buff to pale cinnamon
Smooth, concolorous with the cap
Firm, cream to pinkish-buff, producing a whitish milk
Slightly unpleasant, +/- acrid
Late summer to autumn
In deciduous woods, associated with oak
Cream with pink tinge
Spores ellipsoidal to sub-spherical, with warts +/- connected by ridges (7-8.5) x (5-7) µm2
The strong sweet smell is a distinctive trait of this fungus
October 2001 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.