Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula nobilis Velen.
Synonyms: Russula fageticola
Russula mairei
Russula mairei var. fageticola
Common Name: Beechwood Sickener


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula nobilisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (155)
Beech (10)
Fagus sylvatica subsp. purpurea (2)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula' (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (22)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (14)
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (7)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (6)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Woodland: plantation (3)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (61)
Soil Mossy (40)
Soil Leaves (30)
Soil Grassy (15)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
July (9)
August (39)
September (50)
October (83)
November (13)
December (2)