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Bantry House, fungi Q5, Russula sp.

Observed: 18th November 2009 By: gardenergardener is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Bantry House Q5 Russula sp? Below conifer
Description:

Below single mature conifer

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Blewit Boy's picture

Bloody Brittlegill?

At a guess, this could be the Bloody Brittlegill (Russula sanguinaria), which grows with coniferous species. One way to tell is to taste the flesh. In R.sanguinaria, it is slightly to moderately hot and sometimes bitter. But remember to spit it out afterwards. Although this is not a deadly genus, many are considered poisonous and capable of causing severe stomach upsets.

chris