Observation 10129: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude
When: 2008-08-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found sevearal clumps growing in th rain a has a vail the surface of the cap bruses reddish stems hollow. Spor print White This may be another species but it appears to be the Hony mushroom.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:10 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mountian View Lake near Jumpping Branch Summers County West Virginia’ to ‘Mountian View Lake, near Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA

Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight: Growing under a hard wood tree. Clumps where here and there in about 100 foot radious.
Used references: Rogersmushroom.com Mushroomexpert.com David Aurora Mushroom dymystyfyed
Based on microscopic features: spore print white 10 microns elliptical smooth non amyloid.
Based on chemical features: Spores non Amyloid.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Added this naming based on Tom’s comment.

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Armillaria solidipes
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-09-02 09:08:22 PDT (-0700)

Hi Joshua. We just published a paper on A. solidipes, an older name for A. ostoyae. See http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/sep2008.html

Nomeclature and taxonomy are fun!

Armillaria solidipes?
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-09-01 23:31:20 PDT (-0700)

Is this a more appropriate name for ostoyae?

not A. mellea
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-09-01 10:28:40 PDT (-0700)

I’m pretty sure this is not A. mellea, which has a smmooth cap without scales or fibrils. However, I don’t know what it is. Possibilities are A. solidipes (= A. ostoyae), A. gemina or A. sinapina.

Hard to tell without doing mating studies of the basidiospores.

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