Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula sanguinaria (Schumach.) Rauschert
Synonyms: Agaricus rosaceus
Agaricus sanguinarius
Russula sanguinea
Russula sanguinea var. rosacea
Common Name: Bloody Brittlegill


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula sanguinariaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (11)
Fagus sylvatica (3)
Pinus (3)
Poa (1)
Acanthaceae (1)
Cedrus deodara (1)
Picea (1)
Pinus nigra (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved (4)
Woodland: mixed (4)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (6)
Soil Grassy (5)
Soil Needle (2)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (5)
September (13)
October (10)
November (2)