Observation 205012: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer

Cap was large, about 7-8 inches across.

Smell – I didn’t notice a strong smell.

Spore Print – Deep Salmon Pink

Spore Sizes

[30/1/1] L (-6.5) 6.8 – 8.1 (-8.2) μm x W (-4.3) 4.7 – 5.5 (-5.6) μm, (L = 7.5 μm, W =5.1 μm), Q (-1.27) 1.38 – 1.56 (-1.67), Q = 1.49 Ellipsoid

Lengths are less than those reported for this species in MushroomExpert.


Spores and Measured Spores
Spores and Measured Spores
Spores and Measured Spores
Spores and Measured Spores
American Beech
American Beech

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There are
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-06-14 09:09:10 CST (+0800)

not many mycophiles in Northeastern Pa. either, and most of them cover Game lands or State parks/forests thereby eliminating much prime private lands where a plethora of fungi may be found. How many square feet of land may be fully scanned in a few hours excursion, and how much is completely overlooked? I sometimes wonder if mushroom clubs should hunt mushrooms like a “deer drive”, collect everything, document all finds according to date, time , temperature, moisture, soil conditions, etc. Construct a grid for the days finds and repeat this procedure over many weeks, months, etc. How many acres of an ecosystem may be covered this way in a year?

more in Southeast – maybe
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-06-13 12:25:30 CST (+0800)

It’s one I hoped to find some day. I was surprised to see it at my local arboretum pond. I’ve only been at this mushroom hunting hobby for about 2 years, so it was a pleasant surprise to find one so easily.

I wonder if they are more prevalent in the southeast. The maps don’t show this but there are not so many people looking for mushrooms in the southeast.

Nice find
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-06-13 04:26:23 CST (+0800)

I only saw this mushroom once in 1981 or 1982. It was found in a wound on a Sugar Maple in Larksville Pa. and shared with me by a fellow tree trimmer at that time.

Correction – American Elm – Ulmus americana
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-06-12 10:24:41 CST (+0800)

A plant savy friend has corrected me on this – it’s American Elm.

Growing on Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-06-04 08:55:24 CST (+0800)

I was lucky, the stump had stems growing from the base. Alternate simple leaves, double serrated, 4 inches long.

Growing on
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-05-28 04:13:34 CST (+0800)

I believe the stump is Oak but I need to go back and confirm that.

What was it growing on?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-05-28 03:44:43 CST (+0800)

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