Observation 22025: Volvariella Speg.

When: 2009-06-10

Collection location: Augusta, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Numbers (Numbers)

No specimen available

Found inside a dead oak tree.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:05 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Augusta Georgia’ to ‘Augusta, Georgia, USA

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i was that friend
By: GA noiz (ganoiz1016)
2012-08-04 05:22:06 CDT (-0400)

i remember this mush the one before it was one of the most beautiful id ever seen it was definitely volvariella this year the same tree produced aminitas wish u were here to see them i miss you around here man…

The hole it grew in was hard to reach.
By: Numbers (Numbers)
2009-06-11 07:28:17 CDT (-0400)

I couldn’t see the base of the mushroom, It seemed to go deeper that where I broke it at. A friend has been watching this tree and has told me that before that one, there was a similar one of pinkish color. Not sure on spore color.
Will be keeping an eye on the tree for other fungi.

Another note: Flies and these big black ants seem to love it.

Have you checked the base of the stipe carefully
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-11 06:41:42 CDT (-0400)

before taking and breaking it? This seems rather to be a Volvariella species…

spore colour?
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-11 01:31:14 CDT (-0400)

Do you remember whether the spores were pink or rusty to light brown??

The gills look on the pink side to me, but in the photo of the mushroom in the tree, the spore deposits surrounding it look sort of rusty.

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