Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Boletales Family: Gomphidiaceae
Species: Chroogomphus rutilus (Schaeff.) O.K. Mill.
Synonyms: Agaricus gomphus
Agaricus rutilus
Chroogomphus britannicus
Chroogomphus corallinus
Chroogomphus rutilus var. corallinus
Chroogomphus rutilus var. rutilus
Cortinarius rutilus
Gomphidius rutilus
Gomphidius viscidus * testaceus
Gomphidius viscidus f. giganteus
Gomphidius viscidus forma giganteus
Gomphidius viscidus var. testaceus
Common Name: Copper Spike


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Chroogomphus rutilusPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Pinus sylvestris (6)
Pinus (4)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (3)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (5)
Soil Grassy (5)
Quercus rubra (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (2)
September (9)
October (8)
November (1)