Observation 217339: Armillaria tabescens (Scop.) Emel

When: 2015-09-30

Collection location: Beebe, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Harleyb

No specimen available

I’m new to mushrooms and would like to harvest some but my identification skills aren’t very strong at this point. Would just like to know what I’m looking at. Ty(:


Proposed Names

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-84% (1)
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-9% (3)
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56% (1)
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56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-01 04:04:22 +03 (+0300)

L. decastes does tend to have a thick/substantial cuticle. Separating into (pseudo)scales seems unlikely. A. tabascens seems to make the most sense here. The dark gill margins may just be stains.

Those glabrous caps still seem a far cry from these rough ones…
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-01 03:09:08 +03 (+0300)
Been a lot of tabescens posted lately.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-01 02:51:37 +03 (+0300)

But the scales appear to possibly be more a function of a separating pileus than bunches of raised hairy stuff. I believe I’ve seen relatively thin-fleshed L. decastes with the upturned margins. Phillips has a representative photo.

Dark-marginate otherwise ivory-white gills seem a bit unusual for tabascens.

Yeah, 1000% white spored, you can see a deposit
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-10-01 02:22:23 +03 (+0300)

I’m uncomfortable with Lyophyllum because of the combination of rough caps, consistently upturned margins, and my increasingly strong perception of A. tabescensness :P

Why not Lyophyllum?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-01 02:14:03 +03 (+0300)

I admit, there’s not a lot to suggest support for this proposal. But there also seems be a lack of evidence against. L. decastes represents a variable group of clustered white-spored mushrooms (looks like a white-spored type to me).

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