Observation 10532: Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-09-06

Collection location: Rhode Island, USA [Click for map]

Who: Derek (DerekRihc)

No specimen available

These mushrooms all of a sudden started popping up all over the place in the woods around my house. Growing out of the base of some white pine, and other decaying stumps. Spore print in progress. I suspect maybe Gymnopilus Luteus, but I am quite the novice so I didn’t want to apply that name.



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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-06 23:34:12 CEST (+0200)

Def. Armillaria, take a look at how light the gills are, Gymnopilus would have orange-brown gills. Do a web search for Tom Volk and Armillaria, he has a key to North American Armillaria, these are kinda funny, a lot like A. tabescens but they have a veil, they seem a little light colored, and some are viscid perhaps, so maybe not A. mellea.

Looks like…
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-06 19:40:28 CEST (+0200)

Looks like Armillaria or Gymnopilus, or maybe Catathelasma or Pholiota. These tend to grow in that general shape, with scaly stems and caps and a partial veil. That spore print might help narrow it down.

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