Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.405834° 75.423692° 1100m
Armillariella mellea (Vahl exFr.)Karst., Tricholomataceae, Agaricales.
(Опенок осенний. Honey Mushroom).
Cap: 4-8cm convex up to broadly convex with incurved margins, sometimes slightly knobbed when old; the older cap is the more tiny concentric scales or darker spots; color is reddish-brown in the centre and brownish-yellow along margin. Cap surface is smooth and some glossy for young mushroom then rough for old; flesh whitish.
Gills: descending stalk, moderately broad and distant with intermediate short gills; color from white or cream-white up to yellowish- or brownish-white when old.
Stalk: 6-12cm long, white above narrow ring and below up to reddish-brown or yellowish-brown when old; 0.8-2cm thick fibrous and sometimes hollow when old.
Veil: partial veil membranous with radial lines off-white or brownish-white at very young mushrooms. It makes a ring under a cap.
Edibility: tasty (several methods of cooking).
Habitat: small clusters or very abundant crowded clusters on pine-tree tree stumps and trunks minor nearby, sometimes also at partially rotten deciduous wood in pine-tree forest.
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