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!


    Identification difficulty

    It is found on the ground in mixed woodland, especially under hazel trees and shrubs with which it has a strong association.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map