Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius aurantiacus (Pers.) Gray
Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus ? aurantiacus
Agaricus lactifluus ? aurantiacus
Agaricus mitissimus
Lactarius aurantiofulvus
Lactarius mitissimus
Common Name: Orange Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius aurantiacusPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Corylus avellana (6)
Betula (4)
Fagus sylvatica (3)
Poa (2)
Betula pubescens (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Tilia (1)
Tsuga heterophylla (1)
Pinus nigra (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (10)
Woodland (6)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Woodland: mixed (4)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (10)
Soil Leaves (4)
Soil Mossy (4)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (1)
September (12)
October (16)
November (4)