Vovariella pusilla
    When I first found this mushroom in my yard and noticed the distinct volva, I thought I had found a minute Amanita.  But as soon as I took a spore print and found pink spores, it was easy to identify.
    Volvariella pusilla is considered rare, but I have found it in the same spot at least three different years.  Is it really  rare or just so tiny it is usually overlooked?  With a stem not over 2 inches and a cap a maximum of just over an inch, this is certainly not an easy mushroom to spot.

Home Back Photo Index