When: 2011-10-06

Seen at: Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

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Recognized by sight: collection made by Noah & Erin in Massachusetts.

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Calif. record
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-11-01 19:37:18 CDT (-0400)
nice find!
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2011-11-01 16:01:04 CDT (-0400)

From my experience working on Volvariella back in Spain V. surrecta is a rare species even in areas where Clitocybe nebularis is quite common. Boekhout (in Flora Agaricina Neerlandica vol. 2) reports a similar pattern for the Netherlands.

Here in North America the last monographic approach to the genus is from Robert Shaffer in 1957 and he only reported V. surrecta from Ontario and Minnesota, so probably it has a similar pattern here, widespread but not common.

I see occasional MO posts
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-11-01 14:24:41 CDT (-0400)

for C. nebularis from western North America. I wonder if they find this Volvariella out west?

Thanks Dave
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-11-01 12:27:31 CDT (-0400)

I’m sure Noah has better pics of this collection. It is rare in my experience but then I don’t see C;itocybe nebularis much which is its favorite host. Both collections I have seen were from Massachusetts.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-10-31 20:20:38 CDT (-0400)

Now that’s something I haven’t seen. I presume it’s quite uncommon, if not rare?

Nice in situ photos.

On Clitocybe
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-31 15:16:04 CDT (-0400)

Probably C. nebularis.