Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius fuliginosus (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus fuliginosus
Lactarius fuliginosus forma speciosus
Common Name: Sooty Milkcap


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius fuliginosusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus petraea (2)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Mossy (4)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
August (3)
September (7)