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Volvariella gloiocephala

Observed: 21st August 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Volvariella gloiocephala
Volvariella gloiocephala (3)
Volvariella gloiocephala (4)
Volvariella gloiocephala (6)
Volvariella gloiocephala (5)
Volveriella gloiocephala
Description:

First time I have found one of these,solitary in grass recently vacated by cows.The stem was dry full and fibrous slightly wider at the bas 12cm,the cap was white with a greyish brown ting in the centre very viscid 6cm wide,the gills were flesh pink,free,crowded,spore print pinky.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

jhn7's picture

Beautiful!

What a lovely find. The only one I have ever found had been stomped on by a cow. My book says 'white, drying to a milky coffee colour' which I thought a good description!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Thanks

That is a nice description,I think I was lucky that the cow's had been moved about a week before.

Sheila

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miked's picture

Shame you did not get the

Shame you did not get the volva as this can be quite a distinctive characteristic. But does look rather nice. Remember seeing a nice clump of these on straw bales on one occasion just coming out of the volvas.

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no knife

I was just walking the dogs down the track so had to get it out with my finger's and carried it home to get the measurements ect.I must remember to pop my knife in my pocket.

Fenwickfield