Observation 121732: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude
When: 2012-10-07

Notes: Growing in my backyard right near a holly bush. The next closest trees are two asian pears. There are oaks and pines around the edge of the yard, but this was pretty far from them (around 50 feet).

Proposed Names

-45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Honey colored cap; stringy ring with some yellow; pale gills; cap seems a bit dark and scaly compared to other A. mellea I’ve seen in the area, but this still seems like the best name for it.
92% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: A. gallica and A. calvescens only distinguishable by mating in this part of the country.

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Typical Eastern Armillaria mellea
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-12-31 12:02:18 CST (-0600)
I think I see why not A. mellea…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2012-12-31 11:59:15 CST (-0600)

It’s not clustered. Guess I was blinded by the yellow veil. I see that A. calvescens and A. gallica can be reliably separated without doing mating studies. Sigh.

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