Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius rufus (Scop.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus rufus
Lactarius mollis
Lactarius rufus var. exumbonatus
Common Name: Rufous Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius rufusPhotographer:  Stuart Dunlop
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (10)
Picea sitchensis (4)
Pinus (3)
Abies procera (2)
Larix (2)
Pinus nigra (1)
Picea abies (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Recently felled woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (5)
Soil Needle (3)
Larch (Larix) (2)
Soil Leaves (2)
Soil Mossy (2)
Soil Peat (2)
Moss (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
August (4)
September (10)
October (14)