Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula cyanoxantha (Schaeff.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus cyanoxanthus
Russula cutefracta
Russula cutifracta
Russula cyanoxantha f. cutefracta
Russula cyanoxantha f. pallida
Russula cyanoxantha f. peltereaui
Russula cyanoxantha forma pallida
Russula cyanoxantha forma peltereaui
Russula cyanoxantha var. cutefracta
Russula cyanoxantha var. cyanoxantha
Russula cyanoxantha var. hondurensis
Russula cyanoxantha var. peltereaui
Common Name: Charcoal Burner

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula cyanoxanthaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (102)
Corylus avellana (15)
Quercus petraea (14)
Quercus (11)
Beech (8)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (4)
Quercus robur (4)
Pinus sylvestris (2)
Betula pubescens (2)
Tilia (2)
Pinus (1)
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (23)
Parkland and scattered trees (19)
Woodland: mixed (15)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (9)
Woodland (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (7)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Wet ash-wych elm woods: Heavy soil forms (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (61)
Soil Mossy (31)
Soil Leaves (26)
Soil Grassy (25)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Litter (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (4)
May (1)
June (5)
July (21)
August (62)
September (70)
October (46)
November (10)