Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Russulaceae
Species: Russula xerampelina (Schaeff.) Fr.
Synonyms: Agaricus xerampelina
Russula alutacea var. erythropus
Russula erythropus
Russula erythropus var. ochracea
Russula erythropus var. ochraceus
Russula xerampelina var. erythropus
Russula xerampelina var. xerampelina
Common Name: Crab Brittlegill

An ectomycorrhizal species
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Russula xerampelinaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Pinus (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland (2)
Wet valley alderwoods (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (2)
Soil Grassy (2)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (2)
August (1)
September (10)
October (4)
November (2)