Identity of Woodland Mushroom requested

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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flecc
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Identity of Woodland Mushroom requested

Post by flecc » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm

I'd be grateful if someone could put a name to this one. Growing along a path edge in mixed woodland London-NE Surrey border, appearance changing probably hygroscopically. Growth stages attached.

thank you, Tony
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Re: Identity of Woodland Mushroom requested

Post by roy betts » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:08 am

This is one of the species of Honey Fungus: quite possibly Armillaria lutea (= gallica).

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Re: Identity of Woodland Mushroom requested

Post by flecc » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:05 am

Thank you very much Roy. I had wondered at the similarity to honey fungus, but was doubtful since they mainly grew singly along a long stretch of path rather than closely grouped.

regards, Tony

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