Ringless honey mushrooms?
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Posted: Aug 18th, 2014

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Cluster growing near tree trunk base
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Cluster growing near tree trunk base
Posted: Aug 18th, 2014

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Underside of cut cluster of mushrooms
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Underside of cut cluster of mushrooms
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Alex Lazic2014-08-18 11:53#1
I believe these are ringless honey mushrooms. Spore print seems to confirm it. Any ideas out there?
Chris Liberty2014-08-21 17:12#2
Pat Burchell said (in the mushroom ID course forum):
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They certainly look like Honey Mushrooms and Armillaria tabescens is the only ringless one. For those not familiar with Honey Mushrooms they grow in clusters on wood and these appear to be growing from the roots of the tree, which doesn't bode well for the tree in the long term. The caps have a somewhat scruffy texture especially in the centre, which is also typical of Armillaria. I assume the spore print was white. If you look around at the base of the stalks you may see black root-like structures on or in the wood called rhizomorphs. Another less flattering name for parasitic Armillaria species is "Shoestring root rot".
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