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Lactarius Pers. (milkcap toadstools)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Genus)

Lactarius (Lactariopsis) (Henn.) R. Heim (a group of milkcaps) Subgenus 1 subtaxon  
Lactarius vellereus (Fr.) Fr. (Fleecy Milkcap)
Fruitbody - top view
Species   1 ident refs
Lactarius (Lactifluus) (Burl.) Hesler & A.H. Sm. (a group of milkcaps) Subgenus 1 subtaxon  
Lactarius volemus (Fr.) Fr. (a milkcap)
Fruitbody - side view showing gills
Species    
Lactarius (Piperites) (Fr.) Kauffman (a group of milkcaps)
Lactarius acerrimus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius acerrimus (a milkcap) - Fruitbodies Lactarius blennius (Slimy Milk-cap, Beech Milkcap), eg: Lactarius blennius (Slimy Milk-cap, Beech Milkcap) - Fruitbody - oblique view - in situ Lactarius chrysorrheus (Yellowdrop Milkcap), eg: Lactarius chrysorrheus (Yellowdrop Milkcap) - Fruitbody - turned over to show gills Lactarius citriolens (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius citriolens (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - lain down to show stipe and gills Lactarius controversus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius controversus (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - in situ Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap), eg: Lactarius deliciosus (Saffron Milkcap) - Cap - top view Lactarius deterrimus (False Saffron Milkcap), eg: Lactarius deterrimus (False Saffron Milkcap) - Cap Lactarius evosmus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius evosmus (a milkcap) - Cap flesh Lactarius fluens (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius fluens (a milkcap) - Cap Lactarius glyciosmus (Coconut Milkcap), eg: Lactarius glyciosmus (Coconut Milkcap) - Fruitbody - upturned to show gills and milk Lactarius hysginus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius hysginus (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills Lactarius mammosus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius mammosus (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - underside showing gills Lactarius pubescens (Bearded Milkcap), eg: Lactarius pubescens (Bearded Milkcap) - Cheilocystidia in gill edge Lactarius pyrogalus (Fiery Milkcap), eg: Lactarius pyrogalus (Fiery Milkcap) - Fruitbody - top view Lactarius quieticolor (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius quieticolor (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills Lactarius repraesentaneus (Yellow Milkcap, Yellow Bearded Milkcap), eg: Lactarius repraesentaneus (Yellow Milkcap, Yellow Bearded Milkcap) - Fruitbody - young - side view Lactarius rufus (Rufous Milkcap), eg: Lactarius rufus (Rufous Milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situ Lactarius salmonicolor (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius salmonicolor (a milkcap) - Cap Lactarius semisanguifluus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius semisanguifluus (a milkcap) - Caps Lactarius torminosus (Woolly Milkcap), eg: Lactarius torminosus (Woolly Milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situ Lactarius turpis (Ugly Milkcap), eg: Lactarius turpis (Ugly Milkcap) - Cap - top view Lactarius vietus (Grey Milkcap), eg: Lactarius vietus (Grey Milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situ
Subgenus 31 subtaxa 14 ident refs
Lactarius (Plinthogalus) (Burl.) Hesler & A.H. Sm. (velvety milkcaps)
Lactarius azonites (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius azonites (a milkcap) - Cap - top view
Subgenus 3 subtaxa 5 ident refs
Lactarius (Russularia) (Fr.) Kauffman (a group of milkcaps)
Lactarius aurantiacus (Orange Milk-cap), eg: Lactarius aurantiacus (Orange Milk-cap) - Fruitbody - upturned to show gills Lactarius hepaticus (Liver Milkcap), eg: Lactarius hepaticus (Liver Milkcap) - Fruitbody - upturned to showing gills Lactarius lacunarum (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius lacunarum (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - underside Lactarius obscuratus (Alder Milkcap), eg: Lactarius obscuratus (Alder Milkcap) - Fruitbody Lactarius quietus (Oakbug Milkcap), eg: Lactarius quietus (Oakbug Milkcap) - Fruitbody - upturned to show gills Lactarius rubrocinctus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius rubrocinctus (a milkcap) - Cap Lactarius subdulcis (Mild Milkcap), eg: Lactarius subdulcis (Mild Milkcap) - Cap Lactarius subumbonatus (a milkcap), eg: Lactarius subumbonatus (a milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view - in situ Lactarius tabidus (Birch Milkcap), eg: Lactarius tabidus (Birch Milkcap) - Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situ
Subgenus 13 subtaxa 8 ident refs
Lactarius sanguifluus (Paulet) Fr. (a milkcap) Species   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Basso, M.T., 1999 Lactarius
Heilmann-Clausen, J., Verbeken, A. & Vesterholt, J., 1998 The Genus Lactarius
Kibby, G., 2015 British Milkcaps - Lactarius & Lactifluus
Kühner, R. & Romagnesi, H., 1953 Compléments a la "Flore analytique"
II) Espéces nouvelles ou critiques de Lactarius
Marchand, A., 1971 Champignons du Nord et du Midi (9 volumes)
Keys (Newsletter of the B.M.S. Key-Group) No 11: http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/library/keys/index-phpcid951/ Keys (Newsletter of the B.M.S. Key-Group) No 11
Moreau, P.-A., 2006 Comments on B & K 6 illustrations of Lactarius and Russula
Pearson, A.A., 1950 The genus Lactarius
Rayner, R.W., Watling, R. & Turnbull, E., 2005 Russulaceae: Lactarius

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 7 general literature references to Lactarius (milkcap toadstools)

Lactarius may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
RUSSULALES
(an order of toadstools)
RUSSULACEAE
(milkcaps and russulas)
Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Russulaceae) Macromycetes (via Russulales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 235 feeding and other relationships of Lactarius (milkcap toadstools)

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