Scarlet Brittlegill - Russula pseudointegra

    Description

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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map