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Common Rosegill

Volvariella speciosa


Cap 5–10cm across, ovoid then convex to expanded, whitish with greyish-brown centre, viscid when moist. Stem 50–90 x 10–15mm, white, tapering upwards from the base which is enclosed in a whitish or somewhat greyish bag-like volva. Flesh white. Taste mild, smell earthy. Gills broad, crowded, white finally dark pink. Spore print pink. Spores print pink. Spores broadly elliptic, 13–18 x 8–10um.


Habitat on well-manured groud, compost heaps and rotting straw. Season summer to autumn.

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PatriciaPi 10 years ago

thank's a lot TheMiesMeister!
I think you're rigth with the id!

MichelBeeckman 10 years ago

Hello! This is an Volvariella speciosa or V. gloiocephala, I'm still not sure which name is used nowadays. I believe the name V. gloiocephala (or V. speciosa var. gloiocephala) was given to the variant with a brown/greyish cap.

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Calpe/Calp, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Dec 11, 2012
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012

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