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Volvaria bombicans

Volvaria bombicans
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Copyright: Simon Damant (sadeik) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 29] (203)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1997
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon FM2, nikon AF-S 28-70mm f2/8, Kodak Ektachrome 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 12:40
Viewed: 4598
Points: 4
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Volvaria bomb. (can't remember how to spell this one)
Found on a rotting elm log, now a rare fungi in the UK. Stinks to high heaven but is edible, I wouldn't have thought it would be very tasty as it seems to pick up the smell of the elm tree itself.
Don't know much else about this one but the family has one thats parasites other fungi and another species that grows in arable fields on the straw. This last one is extremely common were I live.

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bonjour SIMON
bien beau ce champignon on dirait le toit d'une petite maison de dessins animés
bonne prise, bons détails
bravo et merci du partage

hi Simon
very nice pic...

Hi Simon,
your photo shows exactly Volvariella bombycina (Schaeffer 1774) Singer 1951.
Your notes are not completely correct: the family of this specie, that is Pluteaceae, does't include parasitic fungi. They are all saprophyte specie, with very few exceptions: for example Volvariella surrecta (Knapp 1829) Singer 1949 which grows on others specie.

Marco DM

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