The cap and stalk
Over 15 cm
pink to brown
Name: Silky Rosegill
Scientific name: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer 1951
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 06.12.2015:
Agaricus bombycinus Schaeff. 1774
Agaricus bombycinus var. bombycinus Schaeff. 1774
Agaricus bombycinus var. paludosus Lasch 1828
Agaricus denudatus Batsch 1783
Pluteus bombycinus (Schaeff.) Fr. 1836
Volvaria bombycina (Pers.) P. Kumm. 1871
Volvaria bombycina var. bombycina (Pers.) P. Kumm. 1871
Volvaria bombycina var. maxima Pilát 1932
Volvaria flaviceps Murrill 1949
Volvariella bombycina var. bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer 1951
Volvariella bombycina var. ciliatomarginata Desjardin & Hemmes 2001
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Habit of Growth: Saprotroph
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Acer pseudoplatanus (Maple) , Populus (Poplar) , Quercus (Oak) , Salix (Willow)
Cap: 5-17 cm across, first hemispherical ovoid, later conic campanulate to convex, old plane with an obtuse umbo, finely silky, with radial appressed or only little erect, delicate fibrillose squamules, white, whitish to creamy, margin is incurved for a long time, finely fibrillose scaly.
Hymenophore: lamellae are white, later pink to pink brown, broad, free, edges are little crenate.
Spore print: pink brown
Spore: broadly elliptic to elongate elliptic, 6,5-9(9,5) x (4)4,5-6,5 μm
Stem: 7-18 x 1-2 cm, cylindric, base is clavate and enclosed by a lobbed volva, solid, rigid, fragile, white, discoloring light ocher in age, smooth, finely powdered toward the apex, finelly longitudinally fibrillose toward the base, volva is saccate, membranous, usually split into lobes, persistant and thickly membranous, reaching almost to the middle of the stem, if young whitish externally, later ocher to light brown, dark brown and aerolate if old.
Flesh: white, thin, odor is raphanoid, taste is mild to raphanoid.
Habitat: usually solitary or clustered on living or dead hardwoods, on roots or on sawdust of polar, willow, oak and maple trees, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: in similar growth is Volvariella caesiotincta, which is in the middle more hairy tomentose.