Lactarius zonarius is a member of the large milk-cap genus Lactarius in the order Russulales. It was first described in 1783, under the basionym Agaricus zonarius. A rare, poisonous fungus, it can be found in Europe and North America.[1][2]

Lactarius zonarius
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae
Genus: Lactarius
L. zonarius
Binomial name
Lactarius zonarius
(Bull.) Fr. (1838)

Agaricus zonarius Bull. 1783
Agaricus insulsus Fr. 1821
Lactarius insulsus (Fr.) Fr. 1838
Galorrheus insulsus (Fr.) P. Kumm. 1871
Galorrheus zonarius (Fr.) P. Kumm. 1871
Lactifluus insulsus (Fr.) Kuntze 1891
Lactifluus zonarius (Fr.) Kuntze 1891
Lactarius lividus (Lambotte) Massee 1902
Gloeocybe insulsa (Fr.) Earle 1909
Lactarius scrobipes Kühner & Romagn. 1954

Description edit

The mushroom cap has a cream-yellow to cream-orange color, and measures from 4 to 16 cm. The mushroom's insides are white and fleshy, and produce a white latex when cut. The stem measures 2 to 5 centimeters in length, and between 1 and 2 cm in diameter.[1]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b Cuesta, José; Jiménez, Jorge. "Lactarius zonarius". Asociación Micológica El Royo. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010) [2005]. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.

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