Observation 136917: Volvariella taylori (Berk. & Broome) Singer

When: 2013-06-18

Collection location: La Vergne, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

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There are around 20 of these growing in mossy patches all over my front lawn. Closest trees are elms. This is the first time I’ve seen them in 34 years here. 6.2cm cap diameter, pinkish-brown spore print, volva still attached to stem base. Spores 5-6×4-5µ. Has to be Volvariella, right? Anybody know the species?

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By: Hamilton (ham)
2013-07-19 11:38:21 CDT (-0500)

I’ve been finding Volvariella taylori for several years now, always during morel season, though it is described as being found in summer and fall. The younger caps are lighter in color than the younger Volvariella illustrated in this observation. Also, Volvariella taylori will have a chemical odor, similar to bleach.

Created: 2013-06-19 14:36:34 CDT (-0500)
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