Key to Gilled Mushrooms Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)
Pink Spored Suborder
Spores pink or reddish
Often growing on wood
Little Volvariella Section
Cap typically less than 2" across
Volvariella pusilla (Fries) Singer
Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.
- Cap up to 1 1/4" across; silky; white to greyish; striate
Stalk concolorous; glabrous
Volva white; fairly large in proportion to the stalk; often lobed
On the ground, usually in gardens, lawns, and greenhouses; less commonly in woods