Observation 190786: Russula Pers.

This fungus was found underneath a hardwood tree growing three feet away from it and on grass with plenty of shade. Each basidiocarp was found growing three inches from one another.

There was no distinct smell for this fungus.

The pileus of this fungus ranged from 2.8 – 8.5 cm in diameter, and the color of each pileus was red. The surface of each pileus was smooth and dry, and the pileal margin was smooth. The shape of each pileus ranged from broadly parabolic to broadly convex, and the inside was white.

The gills of this fungus were adnate, and they had an even margin. They had a creamy white color, and from the stipe, they were .7 cm long on average. They were .75 – 1 mm wide, and they were spaced about 1 mm apart.

The stipe of this fungus was central and smooth. Each basidiocarp had a stipe that ranged from 2.6 – 3.9 cm long and 1 – 1.3 cm wide. They all had a clavate to slightly equal shape, and the inside of each stipe was stuffed and spongy. Both the inside and the outside were white in color, and they all had institutious bases.

The spores of this fungus had a creamy orange tan color, and they had an ornamented shape. They ranged from 8.2-10.0 micrometers in diameter.

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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
56% (1)
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