Observation 14046: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude

When: 2008-11-01

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Fruiting on the stump of what I believe was a very old Pyracantha on an urban lot.
11/13/08: I’ve added a photo I took without flash. I believe the dark edges on the annuli are from bounced dirt. I see only one, toward the right that might actually be brown but it’s too hard to tell from the photo. The caps definitely had darker umbos and dark “hairs” on them.


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Brown edge on the annulus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-11-12 23:13:21 CST (-0500)

Almost every ‘cluster’ I see from Sonoma Co. has an annulus with a brown edge and black, hairy scales on the cap with a darkish center.

I’m glad you asked!
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-11-12 22:33:30 CST (-0500)

I was going to ask Darvin what led him to this ID. In my notes I wrote that the one I brought home was minutely fibrillose in patches. This is shown in the drawing, if not the photo where I was seduced by all those lovely gills, forgetting to take a picture of the tops.

I think i’d have to call it…
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-11-12 21:25:13 CST (-0500)

I think i’d have to call it… A. mellea— without seeing a better view of the top of the cap. scaly or not?