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Russula nigricans (Bull.) Fr. (Blackening Brittlegill, Blackening Russula)

Sets of Photographs

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

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

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

Russula nigricans 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 10 feeding and other relationships of Russula nigricans (Blackening Brittlegill, Blackening Russula)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The cap commences dirty white but soon blackens. The gills are thick, distant and fragile. All parts of the fungus bruise red, then slowly turn black. Very common under broad-leaved and coniferous trees.
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