Rosegill?

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Rosegill?

Post by AHarris » Wed May 13, 2020 3:18 pm

Hi I found 2 of these mushrooms in my allotment 2 weeks ago in woodchip (mixed hardwood and softwood) under my pear trees, I initially thought it was an Amanita but there is no skirt and looking at the Collins Fungi guide all the Amanitas seem to come up in Sum-Aut. The only Rosegill that I can find that comes up in spring is Volvariella pusilla, though according to the guide that comes up in grassy areas it seems to look though more like V. Gloiocephala?

Unfortunately I don't have a transect photo, didn't smell it and don't have a spore print, but any help appreciated.
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Re: Rosegill?

Post by adampembs » Wed May 13, 2020 4:49 pm

Looks good for Volvopluteus (new name) gloiocephalus, according to Fungi of temperate Europe, fruits May to December.
Volvariella pusilla is a small white mushroom. I think the volva might be there in the soil but broken up?
Worth noting noting that some fungi don't appear when they are supposed to :-)
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Re: Rosegill?

Post by AHarris » Fri May 15, 2020 6:51 pm

Thanks Adam, must have been the warm weather

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