Observation 143261: Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (DC.) Vizzini, Contu & Justo

When: 2013-08-19

Collection location: Pembroke, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Growing on ground in grass. Cap tan with olive tint, darker umbo, dry , smooth, shiny, inrolled margin when young, 45 mm. Gills pinkish, broad, free to notched. Stem color of cap, 83 mm. × 6-8 mm., solid, brittle, white base. Spore deposit brownish pink.

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Free gill attachment, pink spores, no volva
63% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Pink spores, grass habitat. Volva was eaten by republicans or angry hippies.

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Thanks, Alan and Byrain
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-19 20:27:31 CDT (-0500)

for your help

By: Byrain
2013-08-19 18:37:31 CDT (-0500)

Volvopluteus gloiocephalus is relatively common in my area, in my experience the volva can be evanescent with age.

KOH on cap negative
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-19 18:37:15 CDT (-0500)
Just tasted and smelled it
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-19 18:28:07 CDT (-0500)

and it could be called radish-like so maybe “someone” did get to the volval sac.

Thanks, Alan
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-19 18:13:30 CDT (-0500)


Muliple choice?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-19 18:06:03 CDT (-0500)

I thought of Pluteus and Entoloma but was afraid to say as I seem to have trouble telling whether gills are free or deeply notched. The last one is very interesting but I have to say I think I got all of the FB—unless republicans (or angry hippies) were very sneaky.

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