Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Agaricales 
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 Scientific Name: Volvariella pusilla

Basionym: Amanita pusilla Pers., Observ. mycol. (Copenhagen) 2: 36. 1799.

Volvariella pusilla (Pers.: Fr.) Sing., Lilloa 22: 401. 1951.

 Description: Pileus 1-2.5 cm, flat, umbonae, pinkish gray, glabrous, margin striate. Gills free, crowded of several lengths, pale red, entire. Stipe central, 2-3 × 0.1-0.2 cm, hollow, white, glabrous. Volva membranous, grayish brown, tomentous. Spores ovate, pale red, smooth, I-, 5.5-7 × 4.5-5 μm. Cystidia ventricose. Hyphae without clamps.

Taiwan, Yunlin: Lintsoliao, on soil, 21 Aug. 1997, CWN 02559(TNM F0008551).

 Habitat: Scattered on ground in lowland.

Japan, China, Europe, North America.


Imazeki, R. and Hongo, T. 1987; Breitenbach, J. and Kranzlin, E. 1995; Chang, T. T. et al. 2001.


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is edible.