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Russula Fungi


There are two main groups of russula, Milkcaps and Brittlegills; I have not seperated them here. Many species in this family exhibit a dip in the centre of the cap. Milkcaps exude a white milky substance if broken and russulas are often, but not always, a russet colour. A very difficult group to identify.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Fleecy Milk-cap

Lactarius vellereus

Grey Milk-cap

Lactarius vietus

Birch Brittlegill

Russula betularum

Fragile Russula

Russula fragilis


Russula emetica

Common Yellow Russula

Russula ochroleuca

Humpback Brittlegill

Russula caerulea

Yellow Swamp Brittlegill

Russula claroflava