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Observed: 26th October 2012 By: sharpy321

Mushroom found in well kept lawn in Midlands. Most prolific by the Apple & Pear Trees at the bottom of garden with the odd one some distance away. The entire garden is surrounded by a mature Hawthorn hedge.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea) interacts


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Old fruit trees & hedges are

Old fruit trees & hedges are often locations for Honey Fungus.


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More info

Thanks for your response. Oh dear it is my parents garden which they love. I will break it to them gently! To note though, there is none growing on the trees themselves just in the lawn and singly not in clumps......

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They are probably living on

They are probably living on buried dead wood.
They can spread from one plant to another by RHIZOMORPHS (commonly refered to as bootlaces because they resemble the old style leather boot-laces) which are black, root like and very tough to break.They can run quite a distance from source; there was a suggestion many years ago,in the Horticultural mag 'Gardeners Chronicle' that deep litter mulches would encourage white mycellium fungi that would act as a biological control of Honey Fungus. Don't know if research backed it up.