Woolly Milkcap - Lactarius torminosus

    Description

    Cap 4-12cm, convex with a strongly inrolled margin becoming flattened and depressed at the centre, with a slightly to felty-hairy surface and a strongly bearded margin.  Colour pale to deep flesh-pink with darker concentric zones. 

    Similar Species

    The pink colours and the concentric rings are variable and if weak can lead to confusion with L. pubescens.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Woodlands, always with birch.

    When to see it

    August to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread but never really common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map