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Ringless Honey Fungus

Armillaria tabescens


Mushroom piles in my front yard. About 6-7" wide. Growing in an open yard under a White Crape Myrtle.




Second photo taken about four days after the first.


Liam 11 years ago

Thanks so much, guys! I have some other fungi in my gallery that need some identification. Thanks again. :)

Gina9210 11 years ago

I agree with Alex its armillaria tabescens. Its a late summer early autumn mushroom.

AlexKonig 11 years ago

this should also be a honey mushroom ( genus: armillaria [ ]) . i'm somewhat familiar with the species : mellea ( ) and solidipes (formerly Armillaria ostoyae [ ]) . that are relativ common mushrooms here. From what i saw the last weeks here: the Armillaria tabescens is also the 3 very common species of this genus (in america).
-- your spotting: the white spores, the shape and coloration of the cap, let me think this is also armillaria {probably}--> tabescens [ ]. hope it is helpfull,

Liam 11 years ago

Okay. Hopefully he will see this.

KarenL 11 years ago

It looks possible Liam, but I'm no mushroom expert - Alex Konig is probably the guy to ask!

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Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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