Observation 28225: Armillaria solidipes Peck

This is a typical A. mellea-like mushroom, but was fruiting on live alder, and appeared to be associated with die-offs on alder in typical root-disease centers. Interestingly it has a mild taste, unlike the usual nasty taste of our common honey mushrooms. We plan to sequence this to confirm it, but I think by habitat alone this ID is likely to be correct. Macroscopically, however, it was not obviously different from a normal honey mushroom.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:08:00 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Wolfe Creek Education Center, Redwood National Park, Orick, Humbolt Co., California, USA’ to ‘Wolfe Creek Education Center, Redwood National Park, Orick, California, USA



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Recognized by sight: Habitat – on living alder, north coast
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Recognized by sight: Tom I think this is still A. solidipes, even though it’s on alder. A. nabsnona, in my experience, has a more reddish orange pileus, a darker stem, and is gregarious, not caespitose, like these specimens.

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