Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula ionochlora Romagn.
Synonyms: Russula grisea var. ionochlora
Common Name: Oilslick Brittlegill


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula ionochloraPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (6)
Quercus petraea (2)
Abies cephalonica (1)
Quercus (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (4)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (3)
August (4)
September (3)
October (2)