Observation 119119: Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (DC.) Vizzini, Contu & Justo
When: 2012-12-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing at the base of a large compost pile.

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Recognized by sight: pinkish gills, volval cup, 8-9cm diameter cap with smooth grey radial fibers.

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Growing in compost
By: George Riner (mycogeo)
2013-01-13 23:18:27 CST (-0500)

I think the volva simply has a lot of compost/dirt adhered to it. It was growing in a compost pile.

What’s up with the stem?
By: Byrain
2013-01-13 18:29:10 CST (-0500)

Some kind of parasite? Volvopluteus gloiocephalus is a common species in my area and doesn’t look like this, the volva is too prominent and dark for one.

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