Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius deliciosus (L.) Gray
Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus [var.] deliciosus
Agaricus lactifluus var. deliciosus
Common Name: Saffron Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius deliciosusPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (19)
Pinus (4)
Pinus contorta (2)
Pinus nigra (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Bog (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (8)
Soil Grassy (4)
Soil Needle (3)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Soil Mossy (2)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (1)
August (1)
September (20)
October (8)
November (3)