Observation 205012: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer

Notes:
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.

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

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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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