Purple Swamp Brittlegill - Russula nitida

Description

Cap 2 to 6 cm, soon depressed at centre, with strongly sulcate margin, purple, vinaceous, ochreous or brownish; gills medium spaced, cream, then ochre, sometimes with red edge near cap margin; stem white, often reddish at the base.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Broad-leaved woodland often with Birch.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map