Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius tabidus Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus theiogalus
Lactarius subdulcis var. tabidus
Lactarius theiogalus
Common Name: Birch Milkcap


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius tabidusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (28)
Betula pubescens (16)
Fagus sylvatica (9)
Corylus avellana (7)
Pinus contorta (3)
Betula pendula (3)
Abies procera (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Poa (1)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (1)
Picea abies (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (18)
Woodland (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Bog (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (23)
Soil Mossy (15)
Soil Leaves (12)
Soil Grassy (5)
Soil Needle (4)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
July (8)
August (11)
September (24)
October (26)
November (4)