Observation 8171: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude
When: 2008-05-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were a striking group of fungi when I came upon them. There were two groups about the same age in maturity. I made a note to return in about a week to re-photograph them, which I did. They were actually growing up the trunk of the tree or more correctly growing out from the tree trunk and down to ground level. I am still trying to get a reference that does them justice. I also have other images to add when I get to them.

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Recognized by sight: Brown clustered on wood, no clear dark spore print.

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The last three images were taken about a week later than the first set of images.

Doug

You probably feel like shooting the messenger!! I hope I can display your patience in the future.

Just a guess
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-07-01 01:57:16 PDT (-0700)

This is just a guess given what you got. Clustered and on wood, can be a number of other things, Hypholoma, Flammulina, Gymnopus, Gymnopilus, Psathyrella, Mycena, and probably a few others that I am missing. But in this size, Hypholoma would have dark gills; Gymnopilus would have brown to orange brown gills; Gymnopus is slighter, thinner; Flammulina is more orange and viscid; so this kinda leaves Armillaria as a guess. There are a number of Armillaria, and they all should have a veil really, which these don’t, but in some the veil goes away quick, esp. in the rain.

So, it is just a guess, because it kinda looks like that.

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Thanks Douglas, My references do not show anything like the images.

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