Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Russulaceae

Lactarius glyciosmus (Fr.) Fr.

Coconut Milkcap

A greyish-brown fungus with violet tones and a distinct smell of coconut, hence its common name. A common species almost entirely associated with Betula

Heilmann-Clausen, Verbeken & Vesterholt (2000) The Genus Lactarius
Breitenbach & Kranzlin (2005) Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 6, Russulaceae
Overall (2017) Fungi: Mushroom & Toadstools of parks, gardens, heaths and woodlands