Milkcap mushroom

Date

2014

Identifier

University of Otago

Publisher

Botany Department

Abstract

The milkcap mushroom (Lactarius hauroko ined.) is produced by a fungus that grows on the roots of southern beech (Nothofagus) trees. The mushroom is distinctive because it produces a milky latex on the gills and cap when damaged. The fungus benefits trees growth by enhancing phosphate nutrition.

Files

Milkcap Mushroom.jpg

Citation

Botany Department, “Milkcap mushroom,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8793.