Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Lactarius torminosus (Schaeff.) Pers.
Synonyms: Agaricus lactifluus [var.] torminosus
Agaricus lactifluus var. torminosus
Agaricus torminosus
Lactarius torminosus var. sublateritius
Common Name: Woolly Milkcap

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Lactarius torminosusPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (30)
Betula pubescens (9)
Poa (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Betula jacquemontii (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (21)
Woodland: mixed (12)
Woodland (9)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (7)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Bog (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (23)
Soil Leaves (9)
Soil Mossy (6)
Larch (Larix) (4)
Soil Grassy (3)
Dead Wood (1)
Soil Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
September (21)
October (42)
November (5)