Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius quietus (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus quietus
Common Name: Oakbug Milkcap

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

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (76)
Quercus petraea (39)
Betula (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Quercus ilex (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (19)
Parkland and scattered trees (17)
Woodland: mixed (11)
Woodland: broadleaved (9)
Woodland (8)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Scrub (3)
Neutral grassland (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (44)
Soil Leaves (27)
Soil Mossy (17)
Soil Grassy (16)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Leaf Litter (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
June (1)
July (2)
August (15)
September (47)
October (55)
November (21)