Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula delica Fr.
Synonyms: Lactarius exsuccus
Lactarius piperatus exsuccus
Lactarius piperatus exsuccus
Lactarius piperatus exsuccus
Russula delica f. flavispora
Russula delica forma flavispora
Russula delica var. chlora
Russula flavispora
Common Name: Milk White Brittlegill

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula delicaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (31)
Corylus avellana (11)
Quercus petraea (8)
Quercus (7)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (3)
Tilia x europaea (1)
Salix caprea (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Picea abies (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Woodland (7)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (5)
Woodland: mixed (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (17)
Soil Grassy (15)
Soil Leaves (11)
Soil Mossy (8)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Soil Needle (1)
Wet Soil (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (4)
July (2)
August (19)
September (52)
October (20)
November (7)