Armillaria

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Armillaria

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:13 am

This was sent to me as possible Armillaria mellea but it doesn't look quite right. With the pink in the cap I was thinking Armillaria tabescens, but I have no experience of that species. The caps are not open but I see no evidence of a veil that would develop into a ring.
Taken in Augst last year.
Any thoughts welcome.
Chris
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Re: Armillaria

Post by mollisia » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:26 am

Hello Chris,

A. tabescens is not that scaly on the cap, and is a mediterranean species which is very rare to the north (though it exists here an there - I have never seen it ...)
I can see veil in at least one fruitbody, see the arrow. Gills wouldn't bend that way from underside the cap.
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The dark scales that cover the whole cap from the center to the margin and the very dense growth leeds to Armillaria ostoyae alone in my opinion.

best regards,
Andreas

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Re: Armillaria

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 am

Hello Andreas

Many thanks for that. Armillaria ostoyae is on the site but the strange pink colour was misleading.

Regards, Chris

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