Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula grata Britzelm.
Synonyms: Russula laurocerasi
Russula subfoetens var. grata
Common Name: Bitter Almond Brittlegill


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula grataPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (8)
Beech (3)
Tilia (2)
Quercus petraea (2)
Betula (2)
Betula pendula (2)
Quercus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (8)
Soil Leaves (4)
Soil Grassy (3)
Soil Mossy (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
July (2)
August (2)
September (16)
October (5)