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Honey fungus

Armillaria mellea

Description:

It is a plant pathogen and part of a cryptic species complex of closely related and morphologically similar species. It causes Armillaria root rot in many plant species and produces mushrooms around the base of trees it has infected.

Habitat:

Armillaria mellea is widely distributed in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit body or mushroom, commonly known as stump mushroom, stumpie, honey mushroom, pipinky or pinky, grows typically on hardwoods but may be found around and on other living and dead wood or in open areas.

Notes:

Mushrooms in the trunk of cork oak.

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3 Comments

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 6 years ago

Thanks AntónioGinjaGinja and CorduneanuVlad.

Nice finding Ricardo,congrats and thanks for sharing,i agreed with Vlad,it seems to be a Armillaria Mellea

CorduneanuVlad
CorduneanuVlad 6 years ago

These look like young Honey Mushrooms (Armillaria Mellea)

Ricardo Salgueiro
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Ricardo Salgueiro

Portugal

Spotted on Nov 22, 2014
Submitted on Jan 26, 2015

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