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Monday, 10 November 2014

Stubble Rosegill, Volvariella gliocephala

Veronica had a lovely photo of Stubble Rosegill, Volvariella gliocephala from Pwll.  This fungus likes well manured soil and was frequent in Pembrey Country Park when first created as old chicken manure was spread all over to help the grass grow greener!  These were found in a horse field in the Country Park.

 The bag-like base to the stipe is found if grass is cleared from around the fungus.  It is white in this species but is coloured in some others.  The stipe has no ring.  The spore deposit is pink so the gills become pink with age, hence the name 'Rosegill'.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you pointed this out Philip, otheriwise it's the sort of fungus I'd give up on too quickly. Now you make me want to find it.