Observation 191179: Russula Pers.
When: 2014-09-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -This specimen was associated with the soil, and it was found growing in the middle of grass under the shade of hardwood trees.
-It was growing gregariously, and they were found scattered throughout the park location.
-The odor wasn’t really distinctive or unpleasant, but there was a faint smell to it.
-The pileal diameter of one of the collections was measured to be about 7.0 cm.
-The surface of the pileus looked dry, smooth, and some were even cracked.
-A majority of the pileus was a candy apple red. However, there were some regions where it was a cream color.
-The shape of the pileus was also moderately indented.
-The flesh was white colored.
-The white colored stipe was centrally located, which was measured to be about 3.7 cm in length and 2.4 cm in width.
-When the specimen was cut in half, the stipe was observed to be solid and equal in shape.
-The base of the stipe appeared to be inserted/insititious.
-The stipe was dry, but somewhat shiny.
-The white colored gills were adnexed and even in margin.
-The gills were arranged in a regular pattern.
-The spore print color was yellow.
-Under the microscope (40x magnification), the spores were round in shape. Basidium was apparent in the picture.

I collected a few samples of this specimen, some varying in size. I observed that the smaller one had white gills while the bigger ones were yellowish in color.

Images

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Solid stipe (dried specimen)
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Discolored gills from drying
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Surface of the pileus, red/cream and cracked
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Microscopic, 40x magnification

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
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