Name: Hygrophorus russula
Authority: (Schaeff.) Kauffman 1918
Vouchered by: J. Barkha McDermith
Date found: 10/27/2007
Collected by: J. Barkha McDermith
Voucher ID: 125
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven & Jay Justice
Latitude: 037.881 N
Longitude: 090.303 W
City: Ste. Genevieve
County: Ste. Genevieve
State: Missouri
Site location: Hickory Canyons Natural Area
Habitat: woods - hardwoods & conifers
Moisture conditions: moist
Substrate: leaf - litter
Reference document: Mushrooms of North America -1991
Author:Roger Phillips
ISBN No: 0-316-70613-2
Page no:73
Spore length: 6 - 8 microns
Spore width: 3 - 5 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: elliptical
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d

Mycorrhizal with oak (per Jay Justice). No bruising noted on this 10 cm diameter viscid purplish pink capped, white gilled, pinkish stiped edible mushroom which often occurs in fairy rings under oak, although this specimen was solitary. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Hygrophorus russula. For further information on this species, not this exact specimen, go to Michael Kuo's website: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hygrophorus_russula.html

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