Purple Swamp Brittlegill - Russula nitida

    Description

    Cap 2 to 6 cm, soon depressed at centre, with strongly sulcate margin, purple, vinaceous, ochreous or brownish; gills medium spaced, cream, then ochre, sometimes with red edge near cap margin; stem white, often reddish at the base.

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    Habitat

    Broad-leaved woodland often with Birch.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map