Observation 174068: Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P. Kumm.

When: 2014-08-14

Collection location: Ragged Mountain Natural Area, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: dario.z (dario13)

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It’s less difficult to ID honeys to species…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-15 19:02:22 WIB (+0700)

once the caps have expanded. Then the scales spread out and/or get eroded, and the structure of the PV may be observed. In my experience, the yellow ones in clusters are mellea.

mellea
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-08-15 13:27:19 WIB (+0700)

has variable pileus ornamentation. Tom says the defining trait of mellea is fusiform stipes but I think there may be a few Armillaria that do that.

Scales on cap
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-08-15 12:46:01 WIB (+0700)

According to Tom Volk’s Armillaria key, A. mellea has a smooth cap. Since this has a scaly cap, it keys to A. solidipes or A. gemina.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/armkey.html

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