Observation 191138: Russula Pers.

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

It had no distinct smell to it.

The pileus of this fungus ranged from 3.0 – 6.2 cm in diameter, and they were a faded red color. both the surface and the margin were smooth, and overall, the shape ranged from broadly convex to depressed. The inside of each pileus was white.

The gills of this fungus were adnate and had an even margin. They were white, and they were approximately .5 mm wide. From the stipe, they were 1.2 – 2.3 cm long, and they were spaced about 1 mm apart.

This fungus had neither an annulus nor a volva.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it ranged from 1.9 – 3.4 cm long. It was 1.0 – 1.4 cm wide, and overall, it had an equal shape. The inside of each stipe was stuffed, and both the inside and outside were white. The base of the stipe was inserted with come mycelia coming off of the bottom.

The spores of this fungus were creamy white, and they were ornamented in shape. They ranged from 7.4 – 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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