Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula caerulea (Pers.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus caeruleus
Russula amara
Common Name: Humpback Brittlegill

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula caeruleaPhotographer:  Chris Stretch
Photographer: Chris Stretch

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (18)
Pinus (8)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (8)
Soil Mossy (8)
Soil (5)
Soil Leaves (2)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (2)
August (9)
September (14)
October (12)