Observation 21686: Volvariella Speg.
When: 2009-06-04
Collection location: Japan [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-56% (2)
Recognized by sight
-73% (2)
Recognized by sight: Gills seem too light at this stage of maturity for Agaricus
91% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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V. gloiocephala
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-04 23:12:58 PDT (-0700)

It certainly looks like V. gloiocephala (=V. speciosa), and had you found it near the West Coast, US, I would have suggested that without hesitation. I was not aware, however, that this species could also be found in Japan.
The common name is “Paddy Straw”, but I figured that was a different species of Volvariella.

Sweet Link
By: forestwander
2009-06-04 23:01:04 PDT (-0700)

Here’s a link for what I think these should be: http://zakki.jp/ajiwai_kinoko/sirohukurotake.htm

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-04 18:54:35 PDT (-0700)

Definitely Volvariella.

Volva
By: forestwander
2009-06-04 18:43:03 PDT (-0700)

Alan, I appreciate your consideration.
Sorry I forgot to add this photo that shows the volva.
Pluteus don’t have Volva right? These don’t grow really attached to anything, but just in their own little volvic shell like an amanita.
I think this is probably the same as my recent Volvariella observation, sorry I don’t know how to add links.

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