Observation 22453: Volvariella Speg.

Found this growing under Beech. Further investigation revealed that this fungi was coming from a living root of the beach tree it was growing under. The third pic shows the living root and if you look close you will see the white Mycellum coating the root.. The fungi was resting directly on the root. The spore print is a deep flesh colored so that separates it from Amanita.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:53 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sewell Area New River Gorge Fayette Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Sewell, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA’


This is how it was when i first came across it. Not sure if its the right name all others Iv seen where growing on wood.
spore print flesh color and spores
spore print flesh color and spores

Proposed Names

-6% (3)
Recognized by sight: Found growing under a beech attached to living root.
Used references: David Arora Mushroom Dymystifyed page261 Mushrooexpert.com
Based on microscopic features: spores 7 microns elliptical smooth spore print flesh colored
95% (4)
Recognized by sight: The pics show a slender mushroom without a “fur coat”.

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