Fiery Milkcap - Lactarius pyrogalus
It is pale at first becoming deep ochre yellow when mature and differentiated from other similar Lactarius by its widely-spaced, yellowish gills. It is found on the forest floor in mixed woodland, especially in association with hazel trees. The milk has a particularly hot taste - hence its common name!
It is found on the ground in mixed woodland, especially under hazel trees and shrubs with which it has a strong association.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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