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Bootstrap fungus

Armillaria mellea


The mycelial threads by means of which Armillaria fungi (honey fungus) spread throughout the tree and from one tree to another, sometimes to an uninfected tree several metres away. The black bootlace-like rhizomorphs developed beneath the bark of the tree and eventually the bark fell away revealing these mycelial threads.


Broadleaf hardwood trees


Mycelial threads of Armillaria mellea (Honey fungus)

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Kalen 2 months ago

biggest fungi ever

dearhumi 5 months ago

Thank you very much Mark, really appreciate your help as I'm fumbling in the dark somewhat when identifying fungus and lichen but just loved the leathery threads.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

Hi dearhumi. Hope you don't mind I edited your scientific name as it should be straight binomial. It's enough to put the other info in the notes area. Thanks. Powerful looking threads btw.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 months ago

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Mar 6, 2020
Submitted on Mar 6, 2020

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