Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius pyrogalus (Bull.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus [var.] pyrogalus
Agaricus lactifluus var. pyrogalus
Agaricus pyrogalus
Common Name: Fiery Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius pyrogalusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Corylus avellana (62)
Betula (4)
Quercus (2)
Salix (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (23)
Woodland (11)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Scrub (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (44)
Soil Leaves (18)
Soil Mossy (5)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
July (1)
August (8)
September (38)
October (31)
November (9)