Woolly Milkcap - Lactarius torminosus

Description

Cap 4-12cm, convex with a strongly inrolled margin becoming flattened and depressed at the centre, with a slightly to felty-hairy surface and a strongly bearded margin.  Colour pale to deep flesh-pink with darker concentric zones. 

Similar Species

The pink colours and the concentric rings are variable and if weak can lead to confusion with L. pubescens.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodlands, always with birch.

When to see it

August to November.

UK Status

Widespread but never really common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional 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