Observation 193158: Russula Pers.
When: 2014-10-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Notes: Found at 10:08 am.
Mycorrhizal, found growing by itself in the ground, in the woods, next to an oak tree, exposed to partial sunlight.
Odor: citrus
Pileus size: 6.5cm
Pileus color: peach/light pink/deep red in the middle
Pileus surface: shiny, silky, slippery/lubricous, slimy, glutinous, radially fibrillose
The sticky, liquid, clear substance covers the entire top surface of the pileus.
There is some peeling at the margin and half way to the margin, the exposed flesh is white.
Pileal shape: moderately indented, convex to broadly convex
Pileus margin: smooth, inrolled margin
Stipe color: white, cream colored about half way to the base, becomes dark in color close to the base (deep red, orange mixture)
Stipe width: 2.3 cm
Stipe length: 4.1 cm
Stipe shape: solid, bulbous base
Stipe surface: dry, shiny, dull, silky, fibrillose, very brittle near the base
Stipe base: mycelial pad covered with leaves
Location of stipe: central
Gill Attachment: attached to the collar
Gill margin: even
Gills width: 2 mm
There is some space between the gills.
Spacing
-at margin: 2mm apart
-1/2 way to margin: >1/mm apart
Lamellae: regular
Lamellulae/short gills length: 1 tier

Spore shape: clear/gray in color, ornamentations (spikes), some globose others elliptical, sphaerocytes visible
Spore size:6.9-7.8µm x 6.1-6.8µm (ornamentations included)

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Proposed Names

-21% (2)
Eye3
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_mutabilis.html
85% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Great notes
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-12-11 09:28:46 PST (-0800)

But identifying a single red Russula is a daunting task.

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