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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Pluteaceae: Volvariella bombycina (Schaeff.) Singer

Volvariella bombycina – silky rosegill

Synonyms: Agaricus bombycinus, Agaricus denudatus, Pluteus bombycinus, Volvaria bombycina, Volvaria flaviceps, Volvariopsis bombycina.

Common name: silky rosegill.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Volvariella bombycina, commonly known as the silky sheath, silky rosegill, silver-silk straw mushroom, or tree mushroom, is a species of edible mushroom in the family Pluteaceae. It is an uncommon but widespread species, having been reported from Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. The fruit body (mushroom) begins developing in a thin, egg-like sac. This ruptures and the stem expands quickly, leaving the sac at the base of the stem as a volva. The cap, which can attain a diameter of up to 20 cm (8 in), is white to slightly yellowish and covered with silky hairs. On the underside of the cap are closely spaced gills, free from attachment to the stem, and initially white before turning pink as the spores mature. The mushroom grows singly or in clusters, often appearing in old knotholes and wounds in elms and maples. V. bombycina contains compounds with antibacterial properties.

Armenian: Վոլվարիելա մետաքսանման, Estonian: Puidu-tupplehik, Finnish: Silkkituppisieni, German: Wolliger Scheidling, Hungarian: Óriás bocskorosgomba, Persian: قارچ درختی, Polish: Pochwiak jedwabnikowy, Romanian: Burete păros, Russian: Вольвариелла шелковистая, Swedish: Silkesslidskivling, Ukrainian: Вольваріелла шовковиста.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on a small damaged living oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on a small damaged living oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Side view of silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cross section of a silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-07-13.htm">July 13, 2018</A>
LinkCross section of a silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, July 13, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-21.htm">October 21, 2018</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, October 21, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-28.htm">July 28, 2019</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 28, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on a tree in area of floodplain on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-28.htm">July 28, 2019</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on a tree in area of floodplain on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 28, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Underside of silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-28.htm">July 28, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 28, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on a rotting oak log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on a rotting oak log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Underside of silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on a rotting oak log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-20.htm">October 20, 2019</A>
LinkUnderside of silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on a rotting oak log in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, October 20, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) at the base of a live elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-07-26.htm">July 26, 2020</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) at the base of a live elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Side view of silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) taken from the base of a live elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-07-26.htm">July 26, 2020</A>
LinkSide view of silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) taken from the base of a live elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-07-26.htm">July 26, 2020</A>
LinkDissected silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-30.htm">August 30, 2020</A>
LinkSilky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 30, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Cross section of silky sheath mushroom (<B>Volvariella bombycina</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-30.htm">August 30, 2020</A>
LinkCross section of silky sheath mushroom (Volvariella bombycina) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, August 30, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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