Observation 170563: Russula Pers.
When: 2014-07-10
(39.6467° -74.6608° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: > A single basidiome growing in moss under cedars, pitch pines and a small deciduous tree on the bank of Nescochague Creek.

> Cap = ~4.5 cm in diameter; stipe = ~5 cm long.
> Cuticle effortlessly peeled to about 3/4 of radius
> No odor; taste mild
> Spore print (en masse) at 50% relative humidity = C-D (see photo)

> Keyed out to AILN/OQT, but, as expected, no reasonable matches found in Kibby/Fatto. Red Russulas of the NJ Pinelands are so much fun!

> Microscopy:
[20/1/1]; L x W = 7.4-8.4 (-8.8) x 6.5-7.5 um
L x W = 8.1 × 7.1 um
Q = (1.03-) 1.09-1.21
Q = 1.14
Spore shape = subglobose to broadly ovoid; with mostly isolated and partially catenulate warts of up to 1 um high; a few scattered 1-2 connectors.

Images

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Stained with 5% Lugos’s; excess reagent removed photochemically; spores reconstituted in water; viewed at x1000; 1 div = 0.465 um
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Stained with 5% Lugos’s; excess reagent removed photochemically; spores reconstituted in water; viewed at x1000; 1 div = 0.465 um
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Spore deposit ~C-D; taken with no flash

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