Observation 140178: Volvariella Speg.

When: 2013-07-16

Collection location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click for map]

49.06° -107.4252° 845m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

Found in West Block of GNP, Dixon pasture area

Habitat info:
NW gradual slope
medium-tall grass habitat, high and dry (upland grassland)
Wheatgrass (native) (Agropyron sp.?)
Silver Sage
Silverleaf Psoralea
Yellow coneflower (Rudbeckia sp.)
Moss cover on ground, many rocks

Small Volvariella species? couldn’t find volva though (decayed or dried out?) even after digging around at base

Species Lists


free gills, no annulus (just a flaky, peeling stem), couldn’t find a volva
dry grass habitat surrounding
cap white with a darker center point
in situ (flipped over)

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56% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified 2nd Ed. (Arora 1986)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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