Observation 193176: Hygrophorus russula (Schaeff.) Kauffman
When: 2014-10-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Notes: Found at 11:16 am.
Odor: leather
Mycorrhizal. Found growing close to multiple other mushrooms of the same type (arranged in a curved pattern based on individual location), and near hardwood trees.
Pileus size: 6.2cm
Pileus color: light pink, with red speckles spread across
Pileus surface: shiny, silky, sticky
Pileal shape: convex to broadly convex
Pileus margin: smooth, inrolled margin(thick, raised)
The light pink areas bruise deep red (the same color as the speckles).
A white ring is present at the top of the stipe where the pileus attaches.
Stipe color: white (near the base)/light pink (away from the base toward the top)
Stipe width: 1.5 cm
Stipe length: 4.4 cm
Stipe shape: solid, bulbous base, hollow
Stipe surface: smooth,fibrillose (bruise red in some areas)
Stipe base: rhizoids
Location of stipe: central
Gill Attachment: arcuate
Gill margin: even
Gills color: light pink/white, light red in some spots
Gills width: 0.1mm
There is not much space between the gills, difficult to separate as a layer.
-at margin: >1mm apart
-1/2 way to margin: >1/mm apart
Lamellae: back-forked
Lamellulae/short gills length: 4 tiers
Spore shape: smooth, hyaline, elliptical, possibly lacrymoid
Spore measurements:5.1-6.9µm x 6.9-8.4µm

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven

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