Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula fellea (Fr.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus felleus
Common Name: Geranium Brittlegill

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula felleaPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
Photographer: Ronnie Irvine

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (69)
Beech (4)
Quercus petraea (3)
Castanea sativa (2)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (1)
Quercus (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Tilia (1)
Betula (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (13)
Woodland: mixed (10)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Woodland (7)
Woodland: broadleaved (7)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (4)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (28)
Soil Leaves (18)
Soil Mossy (16)
Soil Grassy (5)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Leaf Litter (2)
Dead Branch (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
July (4)
August (13)
September (50)
October (60)
November (2)