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_MG_8080 Armillaria mellea?

Observed: 24th October 2012 By: miked
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Armillaria mellea? no black under ring. growing on spruce


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same here

I have found these today on the roots of Scot's pine.There seem's to be a few different variations of this, do you know if they are doing any research on this species


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lots of research on armillaria for example

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic simple sequence repeat loci in Armillaria ostoyae
Authors: Langrell, S. R. H.1; Lung-Escarmant, B.1; Decroocq, S.2

Source: Molecular Ecology Notes, Volume 1, Number 4, December 2001 , pp. 305-307(3)

The paper is about variation within the species etc. there always has been a lot of interest in armillaria since its such a serious pathogen.

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Thanks miked

It is interesting to know as I wonder how long they have just been clumped together as one type.


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By the way thanks Alan for

By the way thanks Alan for the ID, they were very young. The image is a bit misty as the camera lens kept steaming up as it was so humid in the woodland