Observation 107620: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude
When: 2012-08-23
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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Recognized by sight: a Hawaiin honey mushroom.

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yeah, Armillaria.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-08-29 23:41:35 CDT (-0400)

but you did have me goin’ there for a minute, checking my potential Hawaiin Rhodos! ;)

this sucker and his little friend were heading south fast, but the right characters were in place.

compare with Ian Dodd’s soft focus shots of a honey mushroom, with gills reddening with age:


I often see this in old material, but it sure confused me at first.

Rhodocollybia, at least R. laulaha, has extremely crowded, thin, reddening gills, and an apparently maze-like tangle of gills near the stipe; it is both described and shown in the Hawaiin Mushroom book. I have never seen it.

the spotted cap shown here is also often seen in Armillaria:


whitish spores on cap coulda been either genus.

Rhodocollybia was not an unreasonable guess.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-08-29 16:48:19 CDT (-0400)

What about Rhodocollybia?

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