Observation 63074: Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-09-26

Collection location: Calhoun Co., Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)

No specimen available

Growing by the hundreds in an Oak woods.There was no ring on a hollow stalk.spore print was white.Woods were also filled with Aborted Entolomas.

Proposed Names

95% (4)
Recognized by sight: it has a veil…

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Thanks Guys
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-02-06 08:59:21 CST (-0500)

I just posted another pic where the ring is obvious even to a blind guy like me! LOL

I can see a ring
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-02-06 06:40:07 CST (-0500)

in pic #3. Looks pretty typical for A. mellea.

I thought it Had to have a Ring
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-02-06 06:23:31 CST (-0500)

None of these had a ring as Kuo puts it.
‘’It has a fairly smooth cap, a sturdy ring on the stem, and fused stem bases that are tapered to points.’’

Kuo, M. (2004, October). Armillaria mellea. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/armillaria_mellea.html

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