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Lactarius aspideus (Fr.) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 336 (1838) [1836-1838]

Agaricus aspideus Fr., Observ. mycol. (Leipzig) 2: 189 (1818)

Habitat: On wet soil in swampy areas in deciduous woodland, usually associated with Betula or Salix spp.

Notes: Rarely reported but apparently widespread.

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

Vouchers: England: K(M) 91778; Scotland: K(M) 91782; Wales: K(M) 91779; NI: K(M) 82096

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 364
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. 409
D+I:, in Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., Fungi of Northern Europe: The genus Lactarius 2: 287 pp. (1998), p. 96-97
D+I:, in Basso, M.T., Fungi Europaei 7: Lactarius Pers. 7: 845 pp. (1999), p. 221-227
I:, in Lange, J.E., Flora Agaricina Danica 5: 105 pp. (1940), pl. t.170F

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