Variable Brittlegill - Russula versicolor


    Cap 2-6cm, convex and slow to expand. Colour variable, usually a mix of red-violet to purple, often with ochre-yellow or olive-green patches.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodlands with a wide range of host trees, both broad-leaved and conifers.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Frequent and widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional, but may be under-recorded as there are several other Russula species that look almost identical.

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