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Lactarius vellereus (Fr.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 340 (1838) [1836-1838]

Agaricus vellereus Fr., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 1: 76 (1821)
Lactarius vellereus var. velutinus (Bertill.) Bataille, Hist. Lich. Sticta: 35 (1908)
Lactarius albivellus Romagn., Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 96(1): 92 (1980)

Habitat: On soil in woodland. Usually associated with Betula, Corylus, Fagus and Quercus spp.

Notes: Occasional but widespread. May be locally common, especially in old deciduous woodland.

Distribution: E: o, S: o, W: o, NI: o, ROI: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 92461; Scotland: K(M) 92471; Wales: K(M) 92469; NI: K(M) 82095

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 76-77
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 361
I:, in Bon, M., The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North-western Europe: 352 pp. (1987), p. 95
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 399
D+I:, in Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., Fungi of Northern Europe: The genus Lactarius 2: 287 pp. (1998), p. 252-253
D+I:, in Basso, M.T., Fungi Europaei 7: Lactarius Pers. 7: 845 pp. (1999), as Lactarius vellereus var. vellereus, p. 713-718
I:, in Lange, J.E., Flora Agaricina Danica 5: 105 pp. (1940), pl. t.170B
I:, in Krieglsteiner, G.J., Die Grosspilze Baden-Würtenbergs - Band 2 2: 620 pp. (2000), p. 361

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