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Armillaria mellea
honey fungus

Habitat: woodlands, parklands, and gardens

Substrate: trunks, stumps, or roots

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Spores are white. Growth of up to 7 inches. Cap diameter of up to 5 inches. Armillaria ostoyae forms slimmer fruitbodies with purplish tints. A. gallica forms small clusters, tends to have a swollen base, and is non-parasitic.

Sources: Roberts, Peter and Evans, Shelley. The Book of Fungi. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Accepted Name:
Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Armillaria mellea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Armillaria mellea photos

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