University of Otago
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.
Botany Department, “Milkcap mushroom,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 23, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8793.
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