Purple Swamp Brittlegill - Russula nitida


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.

Photo ID?

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