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Fungi  Powdery Brittlegill

Russula Parazurea - Photo  Copyright 2001 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A neat way to some of the more frequently found fungi is with the ID chart in the Nature Shop called "Fungi Name Trail" - click here

Latin name: Russula parazurea

Size: The cap can be 5 to 15cms in diameter.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: July to November.

Habitat: Normally found beneath pine trees.

Special features: There are many different species of russula toadstool. This one has a cap which can vary in colour from grey to purple (as above). It usually has a powdery bloom. The gills and the stem are white. It is not advisable to eat this toadstool as it can easily be confused with similar poisonous species.


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