Tag: russula

Purple Russula/Summer/Autumn /Edible Scientific Name Russula Atropurpurea Family Russulaceae Habitat Mixed woodland, particularly Oak and Beech. Description Russula atropurpurea is quite a large mushroom and very common. The centre is almost black, with a purple region near the rim, which gave it its former common name of Blackish-purple Russula. This mushroom…

Charcoal burner/Summer/Autumn/Edible Scientific Name Russula Cyanoxantha Family Russulaceae Habitat Mixed and broad leaved woodland particularly beech. growing in small groups.  Description There are several purple/greenish/grey capped Brittlegills, the charcoal burner is the only one with greasy, non-brittle gills. This is by far the best eating Brittlegill and is worth adding…

Beechwood Sickener/Summer/Autumn/Inedible Scientific Name Russula Nobilis Family Russulaceae Habitat Beech woodland Description A distinctive red capped Brittlegill mushroom growing in beech woodlands, as the name suggests its not edible and causes stomach upsets and vomiting. Identifying Features for The Beechwood Sickener: Cap: Convex to flattening sometimes slightly depressed in the…

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