When: 2014-09-26

Collection location: Bur Oak Woods, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Reagan (rsned23)

No specimen available

Notes:
Notes: Found at 11:29 am.

Mycorrizal, found growing alone surrounded by wood chips/tall grass, next to a hardwood tree.
Pileus size: 5.4cm
Pileus color: deep ruby red
Pileus surface:
Pileal shape: broadly convex, plane
Pileus margin: smooth, silky, (peeling near the margin, exposed flesh is white)
Stipe color: white,turning yellow near the bottom of the base
Stipe width: 1.6 cm
Stipe length: 3.2 cm
Stipe shape: solid, bulbous base (very swollen)
Stipe surface: fibrillose, dry, dull
Stipe base: mycelial pad
Location of stipe: central
Gill Attachment: attached to collar
Gill margin: even
Gills color: bright yellow (similar to the color of construction paper)
Gills width: 1.4mm
There is not much space between the gills.
Spacing
-at margin: >1mm apart
-1/2 way to margin: >2/mm apart
Lamellae: crisped
Lamellulae/short gills length: 2 tiers
Spore shape: ornamentaions (warts), globose
Spore measurement:6.8-8.5µm x 6.0-7.6µm

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Images

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_cessans.html

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