Variable Brittlegill - Russula versicolor

    Description

    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.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

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

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Frequent and widespread.

    VC55 Status

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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map