Russula aeruginea Fr.
(green brittlegill)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesRussula aeruginea (green brittlegill)
GenusRussula (brittlegill toadstools, russulas)
FamilyRUSSULACEAE (milkcaps and russulas)
OrderRUSSULALES (an order of toadstools)
SubclassAGARICOMYCETIDAE (a subclass of basidiomycetes)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill) :
1: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
21 Sep 2002 OSGR: SU76 51° 20' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: North Hants (VC 12) England
under Birch
Image 1: CapImage 2: Fruitbody - underside viewImage 3: GillsImage 4: Cap hyphae in Cresyl blueImage 5: Cap hyphae in Cresyl blue (2)Image 6: Cuticular hyphal terminationsImage 7: Cuticular hyphal terminations (2)Image 8: Dermatocystidia
2: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
20 Oct 2001 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
under Birch and Scot's Pine
Image 1: CapImage 2: Cap (2)Image 3: Cap underside showing gillsImage 4: Cap underside, stipeImage 5: CollectionImage 6: Fruitbody - side viewImage 7: Fruitbody - side view (2)Image 8: Fruitbody - side view (3)Image 9: GillsImage 10: Gills forking near stipe - close-upImage 11: Stipe + FeSO4Image 12: Cuticular hyphal terminationsImage 13: DermatocystidiaImage 14: Dermatocystidia (2)Image 15: Dermatocystidia (3)Image 16: Spores
3: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
2 Sep 1979 OSGR: SU83 51° 10' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: North Hants (VC 12) England
Image 1: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situ - base exposedImage 2: Fruitbody - top view - in situImage 3: Fruitbody - turned over to show gillsImage 4: Gills and stipe apex - close-up - enlarged
4: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill) IDENTIFICATION UNCERTAIN
20 Aug 1978 OSGR: NO15 56° 40' N, 3° 30' W Vice County: East Perthshire (VC 89) Scotland
Image 1: Fruitbody - oblique view - in situ
5: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
31 Oct 1976 OSGR: SU83 51° 10' N, 0° 50' W Vice County: North Hants (VC 12) England
Image 1: Fruitbody - side view showing gills - in situImage 2: Fruitbody - top view - in situImage 3: Fruitbody - upturned to show gillsImage 4: Gill edge - dry mount - magnified
6: Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
18 Aug 1971 OSGR: TQ43 51° 0' N, 0° 0' E Vice County: West Sussex (VC 13) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - top view - in situImage 2: Gills and stipe - close-up

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)

Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 2 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill)
A common green-capped toadstool, mycorrhizal with *Betula*
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