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Lactarius lacunarum Romagn. ex Hora, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 43(2): 444 (1960)

Lactarius sphagneti sensu Moser
Lactarius decipiens var. lacunarum Romagn., Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 54: 223 (1938)

Habitat: On soil in deciduous woodland, often in wet areas under Alnus, Betula, Quercus or Salix spp. Often collected from periodically flooded hollows or depressions in lake- or pond-side woodland, in ditches, wheel-ruts, or drainage channels, sometimes with Sphagnum moss.

Notes: Occasional but apparently widespread. Many of the records are from Scotland and Northern Ireland, but it is also not uncommon in South Hampshire (New Forest).

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

Vouchers: England: K(M) 54491; Scotland: K(M) 17920

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 373
I:, in Bon, M., The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North-western Europe: 352 pp. (1987), p. 93
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 415
D+I:, in Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., Fungi of Northern Europe: The genus Lactarius 2: 287 pp. (1998), p. 198-199
D+I:, in Basso, M.T., Fungi Europaei 7: Lactarius Pers. 7: 845 pp. (1999), p. 528-533
I:, in Lange, J.E., Flora Agaricina Danica 5: 105 pp. (1940), pl. t.174E
I:, in Krieglsteiner, G.J., Die Grosspilze Baden-Würtenbergs - Band 2 2: 620 pp. (2000), p. 413

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