Volvariella volvacea

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Paddy straw mushrooms
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pluteaceae
Genus: Volvariella
Species: V. volvacea
Binomial name
Volvariella volvacea
(Bulliard ex Fries) Singer

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Volvariella volvacea
mycological characteristics:
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gills on hymenium

cap is conical or umbonate

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hymenium is free

stipe has a volva

spore print is salmon

ecology is saprophytic

edibility: edible

Volvariella volvacea (also known as straw mushroom or paddy straw mushroom; syn. Volvaria volvacea, Agaricus volvaceus, Amanita virgata, Vaginata virgata) is a species of edible mushroom cultivated throughout East and Southeast Asia and used extensively in Asian cuisines. In Chinese, they are called cǎogū (, lit. "straw mushroom"), and in Vietnamese they are called nấm rơm.

They are often available fresh in Asia, but are more frequently found in canned or dried form outside their nations of cultivation.

They look dangerously similar to death caps, but can be distinguished by their pink spore print, which is white for death caps.

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