When: 2008-10-20

Collection location: Istanbul, Turkey [Click for map]

Who: Adnan Sınar (mushroomaniac)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Found in the woods of oak trees in clusters

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Molecular data needed to confirm ID
By: John Walter Hanna (johnwalterhanna)
2011-02-07 12:12:33 HST (-1000)

If you have a fresh Armillaria basidiocarp or rhizomorph and a GPS location of your collection please contact me. I may be able to add your collection to our ongoing Armillaria studies and confirm identification with molecular data.

A. mellea
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-01-11 17:43:37 HST (-1000)

Debbie, I believe that the species name (melle for “honey”) derives from the fact that this type of shroom occurs in lots of different colors, not unlike how the color of honey varies from yellow to amber to brown. Here in the estern USA we get lots of different colors, including a brilliant yellow type similar to Adnan’s.

your honeys are WAY prettier than our West Coast of America honeys…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-11 14:14:23 HST (-1000)

is A. mellea as originally described a yellow capped species?

By: Adnan Sınar (mushroomaniac)
2009-01-10 21:15:09 HST (-1000)

Yes, Patrick, still finding things but not Armillaria, but plenty of Cantharelle tubaeformis and some Trichs, that’s all. Looking forward to the spring time is all we can do to find more species, isn’t it?

Very nice!
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-01-10 06:45:09 HST (-1000)

Very nice pictures there. Glad you’re still finding things in Turkey.
Winter has closed in here in Missouri, found a few oysters last weekend
& it’s not long until spring!

— Patrick