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Recent insights in the phylogeny, species diversity, and culinary uses of milkcap genera Lactarius and Lactifluus

Book Contribution - Chapter

Milkcaps form a diverse group of widely consumed ectomycorrhizal fungi. Despite their popularity and ubiquity, large gaps still exist in our knowledge of the milkcap genera. This paper summarizes our current state of knowledge of both Lactarius and Lactifluus. Lacunas in our knowledge are indicated, and an overview of their culinary uses is given.
Book: Mushrooms, humans and nature in a changing world : perspectives from ecological, agricultural and social sciences
Pages: 273 - 286
Publication year:2020