Observation 217339: Armillaria tabescens (Scop.) Emel
When: 2015-09-30
Who: Harleyb
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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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-83% (1)
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15% (2)
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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)
2015-09-30 21:04:22 CDT (-0400)

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)
2015-09-30 20:09:08 CDT (-0400)
Been a lot of tabescens posted lately.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-30 19:51:37 CDT (-0400)

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)
2015-09-30 19:22:23 CDT (-0400)

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)
2015-09-30 19:14:03 CDT (-0400)

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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