Coral Brittlegill - Russula velenovskyi

Description

Cap diameter up to 8 cm. It is semi-globular at first, then convex and finally flat with a concave centre and sometimes a central umbo. Red, orange-red or pink-red, with a lighter ochre-orange centre.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters. 

Habitat

Deciduous and coniferous woodland, but most commonly in association with Birch.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

This species seems to be widespread and fairly frequent 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