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Lactarius blennius (Fr.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 337 (1838) [1836-1838]

Agaricus blennius Fr., Observ. mycol. (Leipzig) 1: 60 (1815)
Lactarius blennius f. virescens J.E. Lange, Fl. Agaric. Danic. 5: 37 (1940)

Habitat: On soil in deciduous woodland, usually associated with Fagus in pure stands of beech woodland. Rarely reported with other trees.

Notes: Very common and widespread.

Distribution: E: c, S: c, W: c, NI: c, ROI: c, Other: Isle of Man: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 59330; Scotland: K(M) 91805; NI: K(M) 81289

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 82-83
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 370
I:, in Bon, M., The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North-western Europe: 352 pp. (1987), p. 87
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 405
D+I:, in Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., Fungi of Northern Europe: The genus Lactarius 2: 287 pp. (1998), p. 44-47
D+I:, in Basso, M.T., Fungi Europaei 7: Lactarius Pers. 7: 845 pp. (1999), p. 79-85
I:, in Lange, J.E., Flora Agaricina Danica 5: 105 pp. (1940), pl. t.172E
I:, in Krieglsteiner, G.J., Die Grosspilze Baden-Würtenbergs - Band 2 2: 620 pp. (2000), p. 387

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