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