Observation 188138: Armillaria tabescens (Scop.) Emel
When: 2014-09-11

Notes: This fungus was found growing directly on top of grass in dense, moist dirt. It was surrounded by many large oak trees that provided plenty of shade. It was found about .1 miles away from Thomas S. Drazer Park in someone’s front yard.

This fungus had no distinct smell to it.

The pileus size of this fungus ranged from 1.0 to 7.1 cm in diameter, and each pileus had a light tan/orange tint to it. Both the pileal surface and margin were smooth, and the more mature versions of this fungus had a plane shape with a slight jumbo. The inside of the pileus was white, and it had an extremely soft and spongy feel to it.

The gills of this fungus were decurrent and had even margins. They were light creamy tan in color when mature, and when they were in the less mature forms, the gills were cream. They were approximately 1 mm wide, and from the stipe, they were 4.1 cm long. The gills had 1 mm spacing to them with some lamellae that forked at the margin of the pileus.

The stipe of each fungus was central and had a smooth, fibrous texture. The stipe length of one of these fungi was 13.2 cm long and .5 cm wide. The inside of the stipe was solid, but there were extremely long fibers that made up the inside as well. Compared to other fungi, this stipe was extremely stringy. Inside, the stipe was a creamy color, and the base of each stipe was interconnected in a caespitose form. Each component of this fungus converged near its base, forming large clusters.

This fungus did not have a volva or annulus to it.

The spores of this fungus were white. They had an oval shape to them, and their size ranged from 8-10 × 3.6-4 microns in length and width.

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