Silky Rosegill (Volvariella bombycina) Liquid Culture Syringe
Introducing the Silky Rosegill (Volvariella bombycina) - a unique and edible mushroom known for its distinctive silky-haired cap. At Out-Grow, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality mushroom cultures, and this product is no exception.
Taxonomy of Silky Rosegill
The Silky Rosegill, scientifically known as Volvariella bombycina, belongs to the family Pluteaceae. This species, although uncommon, boasts a wide distribution, spanning regions from Asia and Australia to the Caribbean, Europe, and North America.
Natural Habitat & Growth Patterns
One of the fascinating aspects of the Silky Rosegill is its growth pattern. The mushroom begins its life in a thin, egg-like sac. As it matures, this sac ruptures, allowing the stem to expand and leaving behind the sac's remnants at the base, termed as a volva. The cap of this mushroom can achieve a diameter of up to 20 centimeters, presenting a white to slightly yellowish hue adorned with silky hairs. Beneath the cap lie closely spaced gills that turn a shade of pink as the spores reach maturity. This mushroom has a penchant for old knotholes and tree wounds, particularly favoring trees like elms and maples.
For those keen on mushroom cultivation, the Silky Rosegill offers a rewarding experience. While it thrives in natural settings like old knotholes, it can also be cultivated on sterilized grains and agar media. The liquid culture provided ensures a robust and vibrant growth, setting the foundation for a successful cultivation journey. As with all our products, we recommend storing the liquid culture at room temperature to maintain its longevity, ensuring it remains viable for up to 6 months.
Edibility & Uses
The Silky Rosegill is not just known for its beauty but also its edibility. It's considered a choice edible mushroom. Additionally, it contains compounds with antibacterial properties, making it a subject of interest for both culinary and potential medicinal applications.
While the Silky Rosegill is edible, we urge caution when consuming any mushroom. Always ensure proper identification, as consuming unidentified mushrooms can be hazardous. This product is intended for cultivation purposes and is not meant to treat or cure any disease.
Embark on a rewarding cultivation journey with the Silky Rosegill and discover the wonders of mushroom cultivation with Out-Grow.