Observation 26798: Armillaria (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-10-18

Collection location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Toby Janssen (Toby Janssen)

No specimen available

Notes: I’d love to figure out exactly what these are. There were four different species of armillaria this fall and I can’t distinguish which is which. I managed to see them when they were young and some till almost grown . It seemed like some animal ate these mushrooms because they would get to a certain amount of growth then they would be destroyed. Most of the mushrooms would be gone and what was left was in shreds all over the place. I’ll post all four in separate entries. Three look like Armillaria Mellea but the species were distinctly different from each other.

Mystery Armillaria 3
Covered in yellow fuzz when young. cap holds on to the fuzz. Growing in large clusters.
CAP 7cm w 4cm h, young cap is a flat button as opposed the bulb of the Armillaria 1 and 2, young cap is yellow and mature cap is smooth and medium brown, no hairs left on mature cap.
GILLS -white when immature, slightly pink when old and rotting
STEM 14cm h x 1.5cm w white top with pink brown streaks, all pink brown satin ribbon texture when mature, no yellow stains left from the fuzz, the veil is white and fluffy with bright yellow staining
LOCATION -growing out of an old stump and from the ground around it


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