Volvariella gloiocephala Pluteaceae Stubble Rosegill

Volvariella gloiocephala 14kb

Volvariella gloiocephala Stubble Rosegill This is a very common fungus in Guernsey, and can be found in gardens, fields, farmland, grassland etc. It is related to the Deathcap, as can be seen by the volva (a cup-like sack of skin at the base of the stipe) However, there is no sign of a ring on the stipe. The cap is pale to dark grey, and slippery in wet conditions, 5-10 cm in diameter. Gills are pale pink, as is the spore print. This can be used to check that this is not an Amanita, which always have white spores. It is a good edible species, as long as you can identify it correctly.

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