Collection location: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Who: Dave W (Dave W)
Mixed woods… hemlock, pine, some hardwoods. little or no oak in this area.
The gray annulus seems interesting.
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I think I preserved this one.
This time I should have said , “several times each autumn.”
I’ve often seen a graying volva on species of the lavendula group. It is a character that is shared with A. porphyria although it is less common in the lavendula group than in porphyria in which it is almost always present at least when the mushroom has reached or past maturity.