Definition of Genus Lactarius

1. Noun. Large genus of agarics that have white spore and contain a white or milky juice when cut or broken; includes both edible and poisonous species.

Exact synonyms: Lactarius
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Agaricaceae, Family Agaricaceae
Member holonyms: Lactarius Delicioso, Milkcap

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lactarius

genus Kobus
genus Kochia
genus Koellia
genus Kogia
genus Kohleria
genus Kolkwitzia
genus Kosteletzya
genus Krigia
genus Krypterophaneron
genus Kyphosus
genus Lablab
genus Laburnum
genus Laccopetalum
genus Lacerta
genus Lachnolaimus
genus Lactarius (current term)
genus Lactobacillus
genus Lactophrys
genus Lactuca
genus Laelia
genus Lagarostrobus
genus Lagenaria
genus Lagenophera
genus Lagerstroemia
genus Lagidium
genus Lagodon
genus Lagopus
genus Lagorchestes
genus Lagostomus
genus Lagothrix

Literary usage of Genus Lactarius

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"LACTARIUS Fr. The genus Lactarius is easily distinguished from nearly all the other agarics by the presence of a milky or colored juice which exudes from ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The genus Lactarius contains a large number of species. The plants are more or less fleshy and are characterized by the presence of a milky juice contained ..."

3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... eg species of the Star-Anise genus (Illicium anisatum and religiosum), and of the fungal genus Lactarius (Lactarius deliciosus and torminosus). ..."

4. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"LACTARIUS The distinguishing feature of the genus Lactarius is the presence of a white or colored milk, especially in the gills. The entire plant is brittle ..."

5. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"The milky agarics, belonging to the genus Lactarius, are distinguished by the milky juice which is exuded when they are wounded. The spores are more or less ..."

6. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1895)
"... which give unmistakable characters for their identification is the genus Lactarius, or milky mushrooms, another group of the agarics or gilled fungi, ..."

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