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

Basionym: Agaricus volvaceus Bull., Herbier de la France: pl. 262. 1786.

Volvariella volvaceai (Bull.:Fr.) Sing. , in Wasser, Lilloa 22: 401. 1951.

 Description: Pileus 5-12 cm, campanulate then flat, gray to grayish brown, glabrous, margin entire. Gills free, crowded of several lengths, pale red, entire. Stipe central, 4-10 × 0.8-1.5 cm, solid, white, glabrous. Volva membranous, white grayish black. Spore print pale red, spores elliptical, pale red, smooth, I-, 6-9 × 4-5.5 μm. Cystidia clavate. Hyphae without clamps.

Taiwan, Hualien: Hualien, on wood debris, 10 Apr. 1993, CWNTF 0093.

 Habitat: Scattered or gregarious on sawdust in lowland.



Imazeki, R. and Hongo, T. 1987; Chang, T. T. et al. 2001.


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is cultivated and called straw mushroom.