Observation 191699: Russula Pers.

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

-This specimen was associated with the soil, and it was surrounded by fallen leaves of hardwoods.
-The surface of the medium/dark brown pileus was moist (probably due to the previous rainfall event) and tacky to the touch. The combination of the moisture and tackiness made the surface feel slimy overall. It appeared to be radially fibrillose.
-The pileal shape was deeply indented in the center, and the margins were plicate striate.
-When the specimen was cut in half, the flesh was brown and there were no changes when it was damaged.
-The dark tan stipe was centrally located. It was measured to be about 3.2 cm in length and 0.7 cm in width.
-When the stipe was halved, it was observed to be hollow.
-The base was inserted.
-The surface of the stipe looked dull and fibrillose. It felt somewhat moist (more likely due to the previous rainfall event).
-The tan gills were adnate and even. It was difficult to determine how many lamallae gills because of the crisp/wavy) arrangement of the gills.
-The spore print was a medium brown color. Under 40x magnification, the spores appeared to be smooth and round.


Wavy gills
Upper portion of the pileus
Mb68 spore.jpg
Smooth, round spores (40x)

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