Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius piperatus (L.) Pers.
Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus [var.] piperatus
Agaricus lactifluus var. piperatus
Agaricus piperatus
Lactarius piperatus forma pergamenus
Common Name: Peppery Milkcap


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius piperatusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (4)
Beech (2)
Betula pendula (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (2)
Built-up areas (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (3)
Soil Mossy (3)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (3)
September (5)
October (1)
November (1)