White cap; gills densely crowded; bleeds white; has a spicy-hot taste. Grows scattered in deciduous woods. July–September. Cap convex, developing a sunken, funnel-shaped center; white to cream-colored, becoming tan with age; flesh white; texture smooth to slightly wrinkled. Latex white and abundant, tasting spicy-hot. Gills narrow; spacing crowded; white to pale cream; gills attached. Stalk straight, sometimes tapering at the base; white; texture dry with a white bloom. Spore print white. Spores magnified are elliptical, ornamented.
Lookalikes: Other white Lactarius species.