Observation 191155: Russula Pers.
When: 2014-09-11

Notes: This fungus was found growing directly on top of grass in dense, moist soil. Many large oak trees that provided plenty of shade as coverage.

It had no distinct smell.

The pileus ranged from 2.8 – 3.2 cm in diameter, and it was red. Both the margin and the surface of each basidiocarp was smooth, and the shape of each pileus ranged from broadly to moderately parabolic. The inside of the pileus was white.

The gills of this fungus were adnate, and they had an even margin. They were white in color, and they were approximately 1 mm wide with 1 mm spacing in between them. From the stipe, they were 1.4 cm long.

There was no annulus or volva present on this fungus.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it ranged from 3.2-3.8 cm long to 1.1 cm wide. The entire stipe was equal in shape, and the inside was stuffed and spongy. The inside of the stipe along with the outside were white. The base of the stipe was institutious.

The spores of this fungus were cream, and they were ornamented in 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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