Common: Charcoal Burner, Blue-yellow Brittle Gill, Parrot Russula
Latin: Russula cyanoxantha
Eating notes: Retains a firm almost crunchy texture after cooking.
Preserving: Dries easily.
Cap: 5-15cm, heavily convexed initially, later flattened or slightly depressed. The cap colour is very variable (both between specimens and ona single specimen). A mixture of purple, wine, olive, brown, green. Greasy when wet.
Flesh: Thick, firm and white
Habitat: In troups on the ground with deciduous trees
Frequency: Very Common