Observation 68428: Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (DC.) Vizzini, Contu & Justo

When: 2011-05-31

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-74% (3)
Recognized by sight: found in wood chips; gills free
9% (3)
Recognized by sight: Pluteus species, especially in sect. Pluteus, are variable in colour – the brown is not always there. Pluteus pellitus was described in Europe, from wood, not from wood chips.
75% (6)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: A close fit if plucked without the volva.

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volval material seems to be present
By: Ryane Snow (snowman)
2011-06-01 17:10:35 -05 (-0500)

upon closer examination and removal of debris adhered to the base of the mushroom, it appears that a volva was indeed present. The mushroom was found growing in conifer chips – most likely Abies grandis

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-05-31 19:33:21 -05 (-0500)

Just curious—were they hardwood chips?

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