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.

Photo ID?

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map