Observation 294200: Desarmillaria tabescens (Scop.) R.A. Koch & Aime

When: 2017-10-12

Collection location: Bessemer City, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: wcfcarolina13

No specimen available

My grandparents don’t recognize this one, it came up two days ago during strange weather that turned our entire neighborhood into a mushroom gestation container. It may have come along on a bird or even the building we installed recently, who knows! Is it edible?


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Armillaria fruit on trees, stumps, or buried wood.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-10-12 10:00:30 PDT (-0700)

The species often has a large underground network of mycelium from which it can fruit over a very large area such as your grandparent’s yard. Perhaps you had some recent rain which will cause them to appear seemingly overnight. I often find this species in an area where a tree once grew but has since been removed. They seem to especially like oak.

Created: 2017-10-12 09:18:16 PDT (-0700)
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