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Russula amethystina Quél., Compt. Rend. Assoc. Franç. Avancem. Sci. 26(2): 450 + tab. 4, fig. 13 (1898) [1897]

Habitat: On soil, often associated with Betula spp., and also known with conifers in mixed woodland.

Notes: Rarely reported but apparently widespread.

Distribution: E: !, S: !, NI: ?

Vouchers: England: K(M) 109082; Scotland: K(M) 103129

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), p. 397
D+I:, in Galli, R., Le Russule: 480 pp. (1996), p. 2860287

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (Red Data List, Ing 1992); removed from list (Red Data List, Evans et al. 2006)

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