Observation 191255: 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 provided plenty shady coverage.

There was no distinct smell present.

The pileus was 6.6 cm in diameter, and it was a dark purpleish red color. The surface of the pileus was smooth, and the margin was translucent striate. Overall, the pileus had a moderately indented shape, and the inside was white.

The gills for this fungus were adnate with an even margin. They were white in color, and from the stipe, they were 2.9 cm long. They were about 1 mm wide, and they had 1.5 mm spacing.

There was neither a volva nor an annulus on this fungus.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it was 3.4 cm long and 1.4 cm wide. It had a clavate shape, and the inside was stuffed and spongy. The outside of the stipe was white, and the inside was white as well. It had an institutious base.

The spore print for this fungus was creamy white, and the spores had an ornamented shape. They ranged from 5.6-6.4 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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