Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius pubescens (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus pubescens
Lactarius torminosus var. gracillimus
Common Name: Bearded Milkcap


An ectomycorrhizal speciesAn ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius pubescensPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
Photographer: Ronnie Irvine

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (30)
Betula pendula (10)
Poa (6)
Betula pubescens (4)
Betula jacquemontii (2)
Corylus avellana (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (12)
Woodland: mixed (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (6)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Built-up areas (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Bog (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (15)
Soil Grassy (13)
Soil Mossy (6)
Soil Leaves (5)
Dead Wood (1)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (1)
September (14)
October (34)
November (3)