Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula emetica (Schaeff.) Pers.
Synonyms: Agaricus emeticus
Russula emetica var. emetica
Russula emetica var. gregaria
Russula emetica var. grisescens
Common Name: Sickener

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula emeticaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (5)
Pinus (4)
Pinus sylvestris (3)
Picea (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (6)
Soil Leaves (4)
Soil Needle (3)
Leaf Litter (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (3)
July (1)
August (3)
September (16)
October (7)
November (2)