Oak Milkcap - Lactarius quietus


    Lactarius quietus is easily identified by its oily scent and the concentric bands on its cap. It is brown in colour with a matt surface.

    Identification difficulty

    It is found exclusively under Oak trees in Europe.

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    Life History

    It grows solitarily or in scattered groups

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map