Observation 91944: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer

When: 2012-04-03

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

Specimen available

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Based on microscopic features: spores 6.5-7.5 × 5.0-5.5 um

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thanks man.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-07 20:47:43 CDT (-0400)

appreciate it. :-)

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2012-04-07 20:25:23 CDT (-0400)

Cool find bro

thanks Debbie.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-07 19:05:14 CDT (-0400)

pretty cool.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-07 18:32:37 CDT (-0400)

yours is the best, and in fact ONLY photo here on MO of a V. bombycina before the egg breaks open! that explains the lack of an external stipe, eh? ;)

I have never found a Volvariella. Lucky you!

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-06 19:25:42 CDT (-0400)

would fit Volvariella bombycina perfectly.

i wonder why gills are pinkish ?
By: Jonathan M
2012-04-06 19:21:51 CDT (-0400)
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-06 18:55:05 CDT (-0400)

very well could be.
the specimen actually continued to mature after harvest.
i can post some more pictures.
the cap and gills broke free of the outer layer, which seemed to sit at the bottom of the “stipe.”
microscopy may be necessary…

maybe volvariella bombacyna “egg”?
By: Jonathan M
2012-04-06 18:33:02 CDT (-0400)
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-06 18:09:56 CDT (-0400)

it was buried deep in the wood.
i tried to pull it out but i ended up just destroying it.
it wasn’t very large…
maybe 3 cm at the most.

did this have a stipe…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-06 18:02:51 CDT (-0400)

but was left behind during harvest?

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