Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius vellereus (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus vellereus
Lactarius albivellus
Lactarius vellereus var. vellereus
Lactarius vellereus var. velutinus
Lactarius velutinus
Common Name: Fleecy Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius vellereusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (4)
Betula (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (2)
Soil Leaves (2)
Soil Mossy (2)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
September (8)
October (5)
November (1)