Fungi Species Mushroom Images
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Volvariella speciosa

Volvariella speciosa - Fungi species | sokos jishebi | სოკოს ჯიშები

Volvariella speciosa

Pileus
Cap 6-14 cm broad, conic to oval becoming convex, nearly plane at maturity and usually umbonate; white to greyish, sometimes pale greyish-brown, disc darker; surface smooth, viscid when moist, shiny when dry; flesh white, soft; odor of radish.

Lamellae
Gills free, broad, close, white, becoming salmon-colored at maturity.

Stipe
Stipe 9-18 cm tall, 1.5-2 cm thick, equal, white to pale grey with a white, membranous volva; partial veil absent.

Spores
Spores 12-20 x 8-12 µm, smooth, elliptical. Spore print salmon-pink.

Habitat
Solitary, scattered, to gregarious on disturbed ground, e.g. cultivated fields, near compost heaps, lawns, and chip beds; especially common in areas landscaped with iceplant; fruiting from late winter to spring.

Edibility
Edible, of variable quality.

Comments
A handsome mushroom,Volvariella speciosa is sometimes mistaken for an Amanita because of its stature, free gills and volva. However, at maturity its salmon-colored gills and spores easily distinguish it from Amanita species.

Gautieria pterosperma  - Fungi Species Strobilurus diminutivus - Fungi Species Beefsteak Fungus: Fistulina hepatica  - Fungi Species
Rickenella swartzii - Fungi Species Russula murrillii - Fungi Species Hygrophorous subalpinus - Fungi Species
Amanita phalloides - Fungi Species Hygrophorus eburneus - Fungi Species Morchella elata - Fungi Species
Hydnellum aurantiacum - Fungi Species Ramaria rasilispora var. scatesiana - Fungi Species Agaricus fusco-fibrillosus - Fungi Species
Agaricus benesii - Fungi Species Agaricus cupreo-brunneus - Fungi Species Leucoagaricus barssii - Fungi Species
Plicaria endocarpoides - Fungi Species Hygrophorus eburneus - Fungi Species Tremellodendropsis tuberosa - Fungi Species
Strobilurus trullisatus - Fungi Species Chaetothiersia vernalis - Fungi Species Candy Cap: Lactarius rubidus - Fungi Species
Eyelash Cup Fungus: Scutellinia scutellata - Fungi Species Otidea alutacea - Fungi Species Lactarius argillaceifolius var. megacarpus - Fungi Species

Copyright © 2012