Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula betularum Hora
Synonyms: Russula emetica var. betularum
Common Name: Birch Brittlegill


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula betularum

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula (20)
Betula pubescens (15)
Betula pendula (2)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (13)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Bog (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Rowan-birch woods (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Mossy (9)
Soil (8)
Soil Leaves (7)
Soil Grassy (4)
Soil Peat (3)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (2)
August (10)
September (13)
October (11)
November (2)