Scarlet Brittlegill - Russula pseudointegra

Description

Cap 10 to 15 cm. A distinctive fungus with a deep cherry red cap and yellowy white gills.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often beneath Oak trees. Favouring clay soils and particularly associated with Oak.

When to see it

Autumn

UK Status

Although it has been found over much of Britain it is most frequent in the south.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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