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Volvariella taylorii
Volvariella taylorii
CS261 Stipe and volva
CS261 underside
Volvariella taylorii
CS278 Pubescent stipe and depressed centre
Volvariella taylorii
Cheilocystidia (CS261)
Gill trama (CS278)
Pleurocystidium (CS261)
Spores (CS261)
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Volvariella taylorii (Berk. & Broome) Singer, 1951
CS261 Buskett (5/11/11)
Description: Small to medium sized agaric, on ground close to Pistacia/Pinus sp. amongst grass, solitary to scattered, terrestrial.

Pileus: Dull bronze coloured to greyish brown paler at the margin, with brownish fibrils, flat centrally depressed or with central umbo, radially fibrillose, striated at margins, dry; 25-36mm diameter.
Stipe: Whitish, glabrous in some specimens, pubescent in others, straight to slight thinning towards the base, with glabrous volva; 3-6mm diameter, 25-35mm height.
Gills: Free, close, pink to pinkish brown.

Microscopy:
Gill trama: Convergent.
Basidia: 4-spored.
Cheilocystidia: Abundant, variously shaped from broad to elongated.
Pleurocystidia: Present variously shaped but mostly elongated some with deposits near cystidial centre.
Spores: Ellipsoid, pale pink-brown, smooth, guttulate, germ pore absent;
5.8-7.4µm x 4.2-5.3µm; Q=1.19-1.69, Qm: 1.38
Links:
Index Fungorum
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CS278 Buskett (23/11/11)
CS278 Stipe detail
Gill trama
Cheilocystidia
Pleurocystidium
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CS261 Underside
CS278 Volva
Spores
Comments by Alfredo Justo Fernandez on this taxon are appreciated.
AGARICALES
Pluteaceae