Observation 111965: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude

When: 2012-10-01

Collection location: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

1 yard from a maple stump growing in clusters. Caps much lighter in color than the ones I found growing off that same stump.


This was the most mature specimen I could find. I had to tear it manually to see the gills at all.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (3)
Recognized by sight: I like the laser knife in the first picture!
33% (3)
Recognized by sight: Cortinaceus partial veil, bulbous stipe, common throughout CT right now

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-05 22:04:03 PDT (-0700)

I had no idea I may have found something rare. If this is what I’m calling it, then I should make a special effort to get some mature specimens (there weren’t any when I took the original pics, but there are now). Thus far, I just have this plate of mushrooms that is mostly composed of mature specimens. I might do this ordinarily, and especially by request, but I may get some good pics of mature specimens for identification. The pics on the plate are here:

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-10-02 15:14:08 PDT (-0700)

Glad to hear that you lack a laser knife. The east coast is safe….for now.

I don’t have one either.


By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-02 10:53:54 PDT (-0700)

oh good, my cover reply worked. Yep, no such thing. I don’t have one at all. ;)

I mean the sun looked that way
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-10-02 09:55:25 PDT (-0700)

It’s not an actual laser knife, as unfortunately these don’t exist.

By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-02 07:17:21 PDT (-0700)

haha, I was putting up my many finds all w/the bottoms of caps (thought it woudl be interesting to have a bunch of observations appear in the same configuration). But, this one I thought was really neat how the sun appeared on a tiny part like that, so I let the tops f the caps be the cover picture. BTW, what is the term “laser knife”, exactly? Did you mean the sun looked that way, or is there something that looks like the sun called a “laser knife”?

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