Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius blennius (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus blennius
Lactarius blennius f. virescens
Lactarius blennius forma virescens
Lactarius blennius forma viridis
Common Name: Beech Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius blenniusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (132)
Beech (12)
Quercus (3)
Corylus avellana (2)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (1)
Carpinus betulus (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (21)
Woodland: mixed (15)
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (8)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Woodland (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (3)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (60)
Soil Leaves (34)
Soil Mossy (21)
Soil Grassy (17)
Leaf Litter (4)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (4)
June (1)
July (3)
August (23)
September (66)
October (101)
November (15)