Volvariella gloiocephala (DC.) Boekhout & Enderle

Volvariella from volva, a word for wrapper, referring to the universal veil that covers the young mushroom; gloicephala means sticky head or cap

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Description:
mushroom
Fruiting Body: cap 5-10 cm; stalk central, 8-15 cm long x 1-2 cm diameter. Spore Print Color: pink. Spores: basidiospores 12-20 x 7-12 µm, ellipsoid, smooth, colorless to pink-tinged.

Diagnostic macroscopic feature: white to gray mushroom with viscid cap, free gills, and volva, pink spore print, on ground or humus in woods

Diagnostic microscopic feature: may have clavate cystidia

Dynamically generated map
somewhat common

Nutritional Mode: saprobe

Substrate: on ground or humus

Habitat: in woods, fields

Fruiting Season: summer

 
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Order: Agaricales
 

 

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