Russula betularum Hora
(birch brittlegill)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesRussula betularum (birch brittlegill)
GenusRussula (brittlegill toadstools, russulas)
FamilyRUSSULACEAE (milkcaps and russulas)
OrderRUSSULALES (an order of toadstools)
SubclassAGARICOMYCETIDAE (a subclass of basidiomycetes)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Russula betularum (Birch Brittlegill) :
1: Russula betularum (Birch Brittlegill)
9 Sep 2001 OSGR: SU46 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
under boggy Birch
Image 1: Cap - close-upImage 2: Cap - close-up (2)Image 3: Cap - fading - close-upImage 4: Cap - mature - close-upImage 5: Ferrous sulphate on stipeImage 6: FruitbodiesImage 7: Fruitbodies (2)Image 8: Fruitbodies (3)Image 9: Fruitbody - side viewImage 10: Fruitbody - top viewImage 11: Fruitbody - top view (2)Image 12: GillsImage 13: Stipe - close-upImage 14: Stipe - close-up (2)Image 15: DermatocystidiaImage 16: Dermatocystidia (2)Image 17: Dermatocystidia (3)Image 18: Dermatocystidia (4)Image 19: SporesImage 20: Spores (2)Image 21: Spores (3)

Russula betularum (Birch Brittlegill) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Russula betularum (Birch Brittlegill)
A long-stemmed toadstool with a pink cap that is often yellowish or buff in the centre and a faint honey smell. It is common under Betula.
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