Observation 190787: Lactarius Pers.

This fungus was found growing underneath the shade of trees in an area with lots of grass. The soil beneath the fungus was dense moist, and black.

There was a light mushroom smell to this fungus.

The pileus size ranged from 10 to 22 cm in diameter, and the color was a light tan color. The surface was both smooth and dry, and the margin was uplifted with a rolled margin. The pileus had an infundibulum shape, and inside the pileus was creamy white.

The gills were adnate in shape, and they had an even margin. They were a creamy tan color, and they were approximately 1 mm wide. There were some regular lamellae in between the regular gills, and they ranged from 1 to 2 cm long. From the stipe, the gills ranged from 6 to 10.4 cm long, and they were spaced about 1 mm apart.

There was no annulus or volva on this fungus.

The stipe of this fungus was both central and smooth, and the length ranged from 2.4 to 2.6 cm. The width ranged from 2.4 to 3.2 cm, and the base was institutious.

The spores were creamy tan in color, and they were an ornamented shape. They ranged from 6.0-8.4 micrometers in diameter.

When the gills of this fungus were broken at all, white latex oozed out of them. The color of the latex did not change with time.

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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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