The genus Lactarius belongs to the Russulaceae family, which is characterised by its members having a brittle texture. Lactarius spp are distinguished from Russulas by the oozing of a white latex or "milk" from their flesh when cut or damaged.
Lactarius clarkeae

Found growing under Leptospermum.

Lactarius clarkeae var. aurantioruber

Found under Nothofagus.

Lactarius tawai.

Found growing under Nothofagus

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