Observation 94870: Volvariella Speg.

When: 2012-05-16

Collection location: Weaverville, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]


Who: Luke Cannon (learningdeer)

No specimen available

Appearing to grow from the rich Soil- of the moist forest floor.
11 and a half inches tall.
5 inches wide.
No Partial veil remnants.
No Lower sac/ eggs remnants.
No patches on the stalk.
Stalk with some minute, white, velvety- pubescence.
Spore print a milk Chocolate brown.
Oder mild to “fishy”- with age.

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Proposed Names

-38% (6)
Recognized by sight: gills start pinkish, turn choc. brown w/sporedrop. no volva.
32% (5)
Recognized by sight: How “Brown” was the spore print? any more pics of the mushroom?
54% (5)
Recognized by sight: in case the volva has been lost.. (is it Volvopluteus yet?)

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The spore print
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-05-17 13:41:16 CDT (-0500)

is definitely too light for Agaricus, so we can rule that out.
Interesting species, whatever it is!

By: Luke Cannon (learningdeer)
2012-05-17 13:16:46 CDT (-0500)

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to say sorry for not taking more/ clearer pics while the mushroom was some what intact. My First post…( I finally have a camera), I’ll take clearer images next time.
Thanks for all the insights,


By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2012-05-16 22:50:10 CDT (-0500)

I am curious what Agaricus sp. this is, I have never seen an Agaricus that was so large, very interesting.

Gill Discription
By: Luke Cannon (learningdeer)
2012-05-16 21:37:21 CDT (-0500)

Gills white to blush. Free/ distant.

Created: 2012-05-16 21:28:31 CDT (-0500)
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