The volva is sordid white, and sheathes the stem with a long free limb of 3–5 lobes.
In the brown variety the stem and ring are often tinged with brown, as also the volva.
The volva is large, edge free, but fitting very close, flabby and irregularly torn.
At the base of the stem of the mushroom the remains of the volva are seen in the form of a sort of wrapper.
The veil is reticulate, frequently surrounding the whole of the stem from the pileus to the volva, often torn.
The stem is distinct from the fleshy substance of the cap, ringed and furnished with a volva or sheath.
volva, a wrapper or envelope, which in the young stage completely surrounds the plant, same as universal veil.
This warning the poisonous Agaric does not give, but it has the distinguishing feature of a cup or volva at the base of the stern.
The egg in the center is about ready to break the volva and develop to a full grown plant.
In the young stage the volva forms a universal veil, that is, a layer of fungus tissue which entirely envelops the young plant.