Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula sardonia Fr.
Synonyms: Russula chrysodacryon
Russula chrysodacryon f. viridis
Russula chrysodacryon forma viridis
Russula chrysodacryon var. viridis
Russula drimeia
Russula drimeia f. viridis
Russula drimeia forma viridis
Russula drimeia var. flavovirens
Russula emeticiformis
Russula sardonia var. citrina
Russula sardonia var. emeticiformis
Russula sardonia var. mellina
Russula sardonia var. sardonia
Russula sardonia var. viridis
Common Name: Primrose Brittlegill

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula sardoniaPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (11)
Pinus contorta (4)
Pinus (2)
Picea (2)
Pinus nigra (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Bog (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (4)
Soil Grassy (3)
Soil Leaves (3)
Soil Needle (3)
Soil Mossy (2)
Quercus rubra (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (2)
September (18)
October (11)
November (1)