Observation 112216: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude
When: 2012-10-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Guess what this is? This was originally an amusing post w/an artistic picture, until I found out I may have a rare find on my hands. Now I’m trying to confirm my ID.

Images

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The specimen shown in the main picture as something to “guess” at its identity, is shown here from a distance. It is located just above the center. It is a honey mushroom, along with other specimens in this photo.
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The dark ring is what happens after 20 seconds in the microwave placed pileus down in the center on high power. The one in liquid is what happens to the pileus of a blewit for comparative purposes (note the dark ring appears at the apex instead). Of course, this is just one specimen each, and may...
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The dark ring is what happens after 20 seconds in the microwave placed pileus down in the center on high power. The one in liquid is what happens to the pileus of a blewit for comparative purposes (note the dark ring appears at the apex instead). Of course, this is just one specimen each, and may...
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no yellow ring zone, but it does have the cottony structure. is it gallica, gemina, or something different?
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no yellow ring zone, but it does have the cottony structure. is it gallica, gemina, or something different?
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no yellow ring zone, but it does have the cottony structure. is it gallica, gemina, or something different?
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no yellow ring zone, but it does have the cottony structure. is it gallica, gemina, or something different?
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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: indistinguishable from A. gallica in the NE without mating studies.
85% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Comments

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A. gallica
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2012-10-18 14:12:08 AEST (+1000)

Looks like A. gallica to me. The yellow color in that species is very variable. I don’t think yelow really can be used for speciation of most Armillaria species. The base is bulbous as in A gallica in the one picture that shows the base, at east . A solidipes and its twin A. gemina usually have pointed bases especially in the east. Near impossible to tell for sure without microscopy or culturing/mating tests. Good Luck!

A. gallica
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-14 13:53:55 AEST (+1000)

OK, it is probably just A. gallica, but take a look @ the new pics.

And now it turns out,
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-06 15:05:06 AEST (+1000)

it may be the rare A. geminita. See http://mushroomobserver.org/111965?q=i5Ff & http://mushroomobserver.org/111966?q=i5Ff for what I found of it when it was immature.

The Answer:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-06 14:39:47 AEST (+1000)

It is a really neat looking honey mushroom. See the new picture and click for description).

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