Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula fragilis var. fragilis (Pers.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus fallax
Agaricus fragilis
Russula bataillei
Russula fallax
Russula fragilis
Russula fragilis var. fallax
Russula fragilis var. violascens
Common Name: Fragile Brittlegill


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula fragilis var. fragilis

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (17)
Betula (7)
Betula pubescens (5)
Fagus sylvatica (3)
Salix (2)
Quercus robur (2)
Corylus avellana (2)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (11)
Woodland: mixed (11)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (10)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (10)
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Scrub (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (22)
Soil Leaves (9)
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil Mossy (2)
Soil Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
July (1)
August (2)
September (27)
October (27)