Observation 168693: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer

When: 2005-08-01

Collection location: Colonel Island Forest, Semey town, East Kazakhstan District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

50.417° 80.242° 450m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available


  1. Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Sing. Pluteaceae, Agaricales. (Tree Volvariella, Silky Volvar, Вольвариелла шелковистая)
    Whitish fragile mushroom with cone silky cap and a sac-like cup at a stalk base

Cap: 5-10cm, white up to yellowish-white or brownish-white, cone-shaped, bell-shaped or semispherical up to convex or gentle cone, almost smooth when dry, some silky or fine velvety, sometimes spinulose with shining prominent fibers. Flesh is white up to cream-white when old.
Gills free, close to almost crowded, moderately broad or broad, cream-white or pinkish-white when young up to cream or pink when old.
Stalk: 6-12cm long, whitish up to yellowish-white or brownish-white 1.5-2.5cm thick weakly enlarged down, hollow with aging. Lower part of stalk has spotty brownish-white or dull brown deep sac-like cup.
Veil universal: remnants scruffy brownish-white, leaving a spot above a cap and sac-like cup on the bottom part of a stalk.
Habitat: single minor a small group on old living deciduous trees: poplar or maple (Acer negundo L.), minor at partially rotten stumps in town parks or in Colonel Island forest.
Edibility: edible with several methods of cooking (Russian internet sites).
Season: June-September.


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13.07.2004 on Acer negundo maple

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Recognized by sight: not V. surrecta, which grows on decaying mushrooms

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