Russula alnetorum Romagn.
(a brittlegill)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesRussula alnetorum (a 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 alnetorum (a brittlegill) :
1: Russula alnetorum (a brittlegill)
1 Oct 2004 OSGR: SX16 50° 30' N, 4° 40' W Vice County: West Cornwall (VC 1) England
Three fruitbodies under Alder
Image 1: CapImage 2: FruitbodiesImage 3: Fruitbodies (2)Image 4: UndersideImage 5: Dermatocystidia - magnifiedImage 6: Dermatocystidia - magnified (2)Image 7: Dermatocystidia - magnified (3)Image 8: Dermatocystidia - magnified (4)Image 9: Dermatocystidia - microscope low magnificationImage 10: Dermatocystidium - magnifiedImage 11: Dermatocystidium - magnified (2)Image 12: Spores - focussed on profile - highly magnifiedImage 13: Spores - focussed on profile - highly magnified (2)Image 14: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnifiedImage 15: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnified (2)Image 16: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnified (3)Image 17: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnified (4)Image 18: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnified (5)Image 19: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - magnified (6)Image 20: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - highly magnifiedImage 21: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - highly magnified (2)Image 22: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - highly magnified (3)Image 23: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - highly magnified (4)Image 24: Spores - focussed on surface ornamentation - highly magnified (5)

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 2 general literature references relevant to Russula alnetorum (a brittlegill)

Russula alnetorum (a brittlegill) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Russula alnetorum (a brittlegill)
Rare
A purple-capped toadstool with a strongly greying stipe that grows in damp places under Alnus glutinosus. It is uncommon but widespread.
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