Ochre Brittlegill - Russula ochroleuca


    With a 4 to 10 cm in diameter, the ochre-yellow cap is initially convex and then flat, developing a slight depression at maturity. Gills are creamy white. Stem creamy-white, becoming pale grey and quite soft with age.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland of all types in drier areas where the soil is well drained.

    When to see it

    August to November

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map