Observation 11186: Armillaria tabescens (Scop.) Emel
When: 2008-09-16
Collection location: Japan [Click for map]
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: The mushrooms pictured are a first time find for me. They were in great abundance on dead wood in one small area of a place I frequently visit. The young ones in clusters look a little different than the big ones, but I am convinced all are the same species.

The stems are as hard as wood, and break just like tough twigs. Overall the stems have a woody texture, and as you can see from the pictures, the stems peel back on themselves.

The gills are white, I am currently ripping a spore print using aluminum foil. We will see how that goes.

The smell is not mushroomy, more like spermatic.

Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Both the juvenile and adult forms remind me of Armillaria tabescens. The brittle stems are also consistent with that species.
61% (2)
Used references: The genus name Armillariella is considered deprecated since Armillaria mellea has been accepted as the type for Armillaria.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Agree with Armillaria
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-09-16 15:59:07 CDT (-0500)

It’s not an Inocybe. For one thing I don’t know of any Inocybes that are truely cespitose. I just wish the photos were clearer. I can hardly tell if it has a ring or not and I can’t get a clear impression of the actual cap color. It looks almost yellow-green in some cases.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-16 03:13:20 CDT (-0500)

Might be an Inocybe.

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