Solitary fungus seen on rocky area adjacent to waterfall and on edge of coniferous wood.
Title amended light of feedback.
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I find it very difficult to distinguish between all the different Russula. Especially the red ones.
I wonder if you have some good tips or if you have looked in Collins Complete British Wildlife which only shows that particular one?
My guess was guided by the Collins book; if there are many similar looking species/sub-species, then perhaps I ought to change the guess to Russula only.
You can get a feel for the complexity of this group on Roger Phillips site http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/visualkey.asp
Thanks for the reference, Peachysteve, as you suggest, a complex problem. Will change title to reflect Russula variant.
I missed the conifers link.. not likely to be flirt if there wasn't deciduous..
Thanks for feedback and possible alternative ID. The path I was following (unfortunately) ran between a mainly coniferous section of trees on the right and a mainly deciduous section on the right. This specimen was found where the mainly deciduous section was further down the gorge (which was presumably created by a combination of the fault that gave rise to the adjacent waterfall and the cutting action of the river). However, on reflection, I can't be sure that there weren't one or two deciduous nearby.
Lat/Lng: 51.9112, -3.4958
OS grid ref: SN972246