Observation 191134: Russula Pers.

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

It had a smell of drying paint.

The pileus of this fungus ranged from 2.2 to 10.1 cm in diameter, and the outside was a tannish brown color with some creamy cracks. The surface of the pileus was both smooth and cracked, and the margin was also smooth and cracked. It had a moderately indented shape, and the color inside was white.

The gills were a combination of adnate and slightly adnexed, and they had an even margin. They had a cream color, and from the stipe, they were 2.9 cm long. They were 1 mm wide, and they had 1 mm spacing.

This fungus did not have lamellae, an annulus, or a volva.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it ranged from 2.2-4.3 cm long to 1-2.1 cm wide. Overall, each stipe was equal, and the inside was slightly stuffed with some solid areas. Both the outside and the inside of the stipe were white. The base of each stipe was institutious.

The spore print of this fungus was a creamy white color, and the spores had an ornamented shape. They ranged from 6.0-8.0 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

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