Observation 11778: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude

When: 2008-10-01

Collection location: Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: jeff (jkass7)

No specimen available

On the coniferous woodland floor. I have looked for a similar picture of young boletes so I can identify this one but have not found any. Does anyone know which this might be. The fuzzy cap is most distinctive! And so cute!


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By: jeff (jkass7)
2008-10-02 23:18:07 CDT (-0500)

Thank you both for resolving this fuzzy fungi’s I.D.

its a honey, honey.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-02 12:24:43 CDT (-0500)

that fuzzy cap/unbroken veil is typical; some armillaria are both terrestrial and solitary. flexibility is the hallmark of a highly successful organism, and honeys are surely that!

Not Boletus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-02 11:51:21 CDT (-0500)

Stem has no reticulation that I can see, and no visible pores. Does appear to have a veil, but hasn’t broken open yet to expose either gills or pores. The bulbous base does suggest B. edulis and others, but Boletus stipe should be reticulate: looks like it is wearing fish-net stockings. Armillaria and Armillariella are often found in clumps. This specimen has a very distinctive swollen bulb. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn of a species epithet of bulbosa or abruptibulbosa.