Camembert Brittlegill, Russula amoenolens, Wortham Ling, 22 July 2023

Despite the inclement weather Belinda and I did a couple of walks on Saturday - at Wortham Ling and Redgrave & Lopham Fen.

In the end the weather wasn't as bad as feared and I'm glad we ventured out because I found the fungi Camembert Brittlegill, Russula amoenolens under oaks at Wortham Ling which has turned out to be the first Suffolk record! The Russulas are a large fungi genus and notoriously difficult to id. R.amoenolens is one of  relatively small number with a dark brown cap which often has a darker centre and has a ridged margin. The give away is the smell however - a strong cheesy whiff that made me want to reach for the crackers and chutney!

Even on the dullest of days there's always something to peak the interest


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