Volvariella bombycina identification

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Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Sing. syn. Volvaria bombycina (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Kummer. Wolliger Scheidling ?ri?s bocskorosgomba Volvaire soyeuse Silky Rosegill. Cap 5?20cm across, ovate then bell-shaped, whitish covered in long fine yellowish silky, almost hair-like fibres. Stem 70?150 x 10?20mm, often curved, tapering upwards from the bulbous base; volva membranous, large and persistant, somewhat viscid, white at first discolouring dingy brown. Flesh white becoming faintly yellowish. Taste slight, smell pleasant, like that of bean sprouts. Gills crowded, white at first then flesh-pink. Spore print pink. Spores elliptic, 8.5?10 x 5?6um. Habitat dead frondose trees, Maple, elm, and others, often in knot-holes or hollow trunks. Season early summer to autumn. Rare. Edible (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.

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More info about Volvariella bombycina mushroom

Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Volva on stem
Bulbous base of stem
Edible
Habitat:
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Pink
Cap type:
Conical or nearly so
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Flesh:
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
?ri?s bocskorosgomba, Silky Rosegill, Volvaire soyeuse, Wolliger Scheidling
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Pluteaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:46:11

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