Observation 192301: Hygrophorus russula (Schaeff.) Kauffman

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: SaraR

No specimen available

Location: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point, Indiana, USA
Habitat: Black Oak Woodland
Habit: growing on soil, scattered close to an oak tree
Odor: Fresh and flowery
Pileus size: 9 to 11 cm
Pileus Color: Light pink, with a brown reddish spots located at the center of the cap.
Pileus surface: Shiny, silky, slippery, lubricous, wet, slimy, and glutinous. The surface of the cap is covered with a white liquid substance.
Pileal Surface: smooth with squarrose scales
Pileus margin: uplifted with rolled margin
Pileal shape: plane, slightly depressed
Bruising: Cap turns from light pink to dark pink when bruised.
Ring under the cap: There is a white ring separates the cap from the stipe
Location of stipe: Central
Stipe surface: slippery and slimy.
Stipe surface: smooth to fibrillose
Stipe Shape: equal
Stipe content: Solid
Stipe color: Whitish with light pink spots (like cap color but more faded)
Stipe length: 3.5 cm
Stipe width: 2.5 cm
Stipe base: mycelial pad
Gill attachment: decurrent
Gill margin: Even
Gills/ lamellae: regular, appears to have 2 tiers. Gills are close and crowded
Gill color: light pink with creamy whitish color
Gill width: 1.5 mm
Gills spacing: Packed gills :at margin: >2mm apart. Halfway to margin: 1/mm apart
Lamellae: forked near margin with 2 tiers
Latex: White and watery milk.
Annulus: None

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