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Young Honey Fungus?

Observed: 30th November 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Crowded logs! These have come up since Monday as I have been watching the development of the Wrinkled Peach, Saffrodrop Bonnets (now gone - frost?) and Jelly Ear all on these same couple of fallen branches.


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sometimes you can see the bootlaces under the loose bark.


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Tricky devils these

Tricky devils these Armillaria!

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So tell me what isn't!!

Looking at Collin's photo after Alan's ID I can't believe I didn't pick it up!

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Excellent pictures Janet
Allowing Alan to do it again - they somehow do look different - darker, bulbous (would you believe) and the veil is significantly yellowish.
Now see mine and read the comments (please)
did you know >>THIS?<<

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Somewhat spooky!

Amazing link, thanks.

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My amazing fact about

My amazing fact about Armillaria is that they glow in the dark. Though I've never been able to see it. I believe the recommended approach is to sit in a wardrobe with a few and wait for an hour or so until the eyes are totally used to the dark. They call it foxfire... but it is a very elusive fox!

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tricky but..

Martin (Martincito) (Alan perhaps?)
I'm interested, you've agreed to both and also say tricky (now, sadly, true for me!). Mine is linked above.
Do you think we should do that (agree to both) when there is this sort of choice?
Might you think the yellowness and roundedness is enough to go for A.gallica? I will flounder when it come to the season because gallica is not recorded here, not even into Caithness >>G B I F<<
Records here can be interrogated by moving the red rectangle to the records, after zooming the map and clicking eventually on a single record. This is then displayed to be read in detail via View.
(interesting museum? specimens in Japan and Canada)
Thanks. ðerek

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I agreed that it might have

I agreed that it might have been mellea then, given Alan's expertise and the persuasive explanation I also agreed that is was actually gallica. I suppose with hindsight that I should have removed my tick from mellea for the sake of consistency. In fact I'll do that right now!

Best wishes to all!