Candy Cap (Lactarius rubidus)
The candy cap (Lactarius rubidus) is a common Pacific Coast mushroom species with an orange to rusty brown cap and slightly decurrent (extending down the stem) gills. Fresh specimens have a faintly sweet aroma which becomes much more intense when dried, even after more than half a century! These mushrooms are highly sought after for flavoring in desserts such as cakes, cookies, and ice cream.
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