Observation 146419: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer
When: 2013-09-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I literally crawled into the cavity of this maple. Had a large volva, hairy on the cap, pinkish/brown gills (however, spore print was a very dark pink/light brown), no annulus, growing inside a very decayed maple, a few clusters, younger ones completely covered with a light brown speckled veil, gills adnate (free)

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Volvariella bombycina sporeprint.JPG

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Used references: had a large volva, hairy on the cap, pinkish gills (however, spore print was a very dark pink/light brown), no annulus, growing inside a very decayed maple, a few clusters, younger ones completely covered with a light brown speckled veil, gills adnate (free)

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By: Erin (emaehr)
2013-09-25 14:49:27 PDT (-0700)

Hey Martin!
Thanks for the comments! There is one mushroom there that has yet to come out of its veil yet. Speckled hood is still on. I will keep checking on it. I originally found this mushroom yesterday, but went back to check on the young one today and it has yet to reveal itself. I would love to decipher exactly what it is; I will bring it in next monday. If I am to pull it friday, not sure how fresh it will be come monday, but there will be spores…

Bingo!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-09-25 13:15:32 PDT (-0700)

Erin – Because of the volva, clearly seen in the 1st photo, I would say that you are right, at least about the genus. That is a home run for sure! I have never found one. It would be a great subject for a description if you can manage one. It looks like they are a bit past their prime. There are only 15 sequences for this species on GenBank and only 4 of them indicate that the ITS is included. It would be a good one – especially if you can find some fresh ones. Of course they might come back next year. It would be nice to have the sequence when that happens. I can see the color of the spores on the gills and on the cap of the last photo. Spore looks like a relative of Pluteus (which Volvariella is) to me, but it can’t be Pluteus with the volva. Use this website for taxonomy issues:

http://www.indexfungorum.org/...

Created: 2013-09-25 05:35:15 PDT (-0700)
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