Observation 59830: Volvopluteus Vizzini, Contu & Justo
When: 2010-07-07
Who: Byrain
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing scattered across cemetery grass, with the cap ranging from 1 cm to 6 cm diameter. Has a volva and the spore print was salmon pink which I have available (On foil) along with some dried specimens if anyone is interested.

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Spore print has been stored in a cupboard exposed to air for a few months, oxidization seems to have changed the color compared to my memory and what I recorded it as fresh.
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Spore print has been stored in a cupboard exposed to air for a few months, oxidization seems to have changed the color compared to my memory and what I recorded it as fresh.
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Spore print has been stored in a cupboard exposed to air for a few months, oxidization seems to have changed the color compared to my memory and what I recorded it as fresh.

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Print
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-11-27 22:15:01 EST (-0500)

Spore print is certainly NOT white and rules out Leucoagaricus.

Expect a picture of the print later tonight.
By: Byrain
2010-11-27 21:22:47 EST (-0500)

I’m pretty sure this is not Leucoagaricus leucothites, which is a quite common species here, due to the spore color which is not white and the evanescent volva which Volvariella gloiocephala has here as can be seen in this observation I posted – http://mushroomobserver.org/59827?q=2tm8 . This species resembles V. gloiocephala very much so, minus the distinctly smaller size.

Edit: Was able to upload the pictures sooner then I expected and it also occurred to me now that L. leucothites should form a persistent annulus which these lacked.

Leucoagaricus leucothites
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-11-27 20:00:12 EST (-0500)

Volvariella has a LARGE volva similar to the saccate Amanitas. These have none or at best a slight slime zone of one. These look like Leucoagaricus without a ring and the gills turn pinkish in age. The problem is the salmon pink spore print. Can you take a photo of the print and post it? Because of the hot summer heat in Davis during July and the watered lawn in a cemetery, most likely these are sun cooked Leucoagaricus leucothites.

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