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Lactarius lilacinus (Lasch) Fr., Epicr. syst. mycol. (Uppsala): 348 (1838) [1836-1838]

Lactarius lateritioroseus P. Karst., Meddn Soc. Fauna Flora fenn. 16: 14 (1888)

Habitat: On soil in wet woodland, along streamsides, drainage channels and by lakesides, always associated with Alnus.

Notes: Rarely reported but apparently widespread. A distinctive and often brightly coloured species, possibly genuinely rare in Britain.

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

Vouchers: England: K(M) 58972; Wales: K(M) 90814; NI: K(M) 81285

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 372
I:, in Bon, M., The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North-western Europe: 352 pp. (1987), p. 89
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 411
D+I:, in Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., Fungi of Northern Europe: The genus Lactarius 2: 287 pp. (1998), p. 168-169
D+I:, in Basso, M.T., Fungi Europaei 7: Lactarius Pers. 7: 845 pp. (1999), p. 478-482
I:, in Krieglsteiner, G.J., Die Grosspilze Baden-Würtenbergs - Band 2 2: 620 pp. (2000), p. 414

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