Coral Brittlegill - Russula velenovskyi
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.
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Deciduous and coniferous woodland, but most commonly in association with Birch.
Summer and autumn.
This species seems to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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