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Russula densifolia Secr. ex Gillet (Crowded Brittlegill)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kibby, G., 2001 (Colour photograph on rear cover) Key to blackening species of Russula of section Compactae

Russula densifolia may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
RUSSULALES
(an order of toadstools)
RUSSULACEAE
(milkcaps and russulas)
Russula
(brittlegill toadstools, russulas)
Ectomycorrhizal fungi (via Russulaceae) Macromycetes (via Russulales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 5 feeding and other relationships of Russula densifolia (Crowded Brittlegill)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A fairly common toadstool associated with both broad-leaved and coniferous trees. It commences whitish or dull brown bruising reddish, finally ages black all over. The cut flesh turns reddish but soon grey, finally dark grey to fuliginous. Quite hard-fleshed the fruitbodies last well into the winter by which time they are completely black.
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