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Russula (a Brittlegill fungus)

Observed: 13th June 2011 By: PhilT69PhilT69’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPhilT69’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPhilT69’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Russula (a Brittlegill Fungus)
Description:

A smooth yellow cap which is very brittle. Pur white stem. There are many similar species in this group.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

What was the area like? Birch

What was the area like? Birch then ochroleuca is possible, beech possibly fellea.

Andy Overall's picture

Russula

This is either R. ochroleuca or or R. claroflava the latter is the Birch associate and often occurs in rather wet, boggy areas. R. ochroleuca on the other hand associates with various broadleaved and even conifers. The stipe distinctly greys with age in R. ochroleuca.

Andy Overall
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