Observation 179287: Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P. Kumm.
When: 2014-09-01
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: fibrous stem, white spore print, found in large clumps
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Recognized by sight

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By: maryland mycellium
2014-09-17 18:47:50 CDT (-0400)

If that other picture I linked to is a. mellea, then this very probably is too, because they look so similar. These had a white veil just like that. Some places describe A. mellea as having a smooth cap, which this did not. However it is recognized that the “species” is a “cryptic species complex” so I think that explains it. If A. staude comes in yellow then I guess it could be that, but I haven’t seen any picture that was anything but brown, so I think its more likely that this is just a unique strain of the diverse species A. mellea, a little fuzz on the cap is less of a difference then the difference between yellow and brown colored cap IMO, but I’m not an expert. Compared to this one picture of A. staude [ http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image?id=286069&obs=117839&q=2CDaN ] it looks similar, however all the other pictures of A. staude I see here look much more different.

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Created: 2014-09-17 13:55:03 CDT (-0400)
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