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

UK Map