Observation 188259: Russula Pers.

This fungus was found growing three feet away from an oak tree on the grass. The soil that it was growing on was both moist and dense. Each of the members of this group of fungus were growing about three inches from one another.

The pileus size of each of the fungi ranged from 2.8 cm to 8.5 cm. Their pileus color was red, and both the margin and the surface were both smooth. Their shape ranged from broadly parabolic to broadly convex, and the inside of each fungus was white.

The gills were adnate in shape, and they had an even margin. They were creamy white in color, and the width of the gills was 1 mm. The length from the stipe ranged from 1 cm to 3.9 cm, and the gill spacing ranged from .75 mm to 1 mm.

None of the members of this fungus had lamellae, volvas, or annuli.

Each stipe was central to the pileus and had smooth textures. The stipe length of these fungi ranged from 2.6 to 3.9 cm, and their width ranged from 1 to 1.3 cm. A clavate shape formed towards the end of each stipe, and all of these fungi had institutious bases. Each stipe was white in color, and the inside was both stuffed and spongy.

The spores of this fungus were a sort of orange and light brown tint, and they were ornamented in shape. They ranged from 8.2 to 10 microns in diameter.


HS27 Sphaerocytes, Basidia, and Spores.JPG

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores

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