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Armillaria

Observed: 9th November 2012 By: Beagle
Friends of Childwall Woods and FieldsMerseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Armillaria
Description:

Group of several fungi; variable reddish-brown caps with small velar scales growing from fissure in tree. Reddish discolouring on margin where damaged.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Armillaria interacts

Comments

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Amanita species always grow

Amanita species always grow from the ground, they "hatch" like a stinkhorn (minus the jelly)from an "egg" this is what leaves the cap patches and vulva sac
The vulva sac and velar remains(excluding grisette group)are definitive of Amanita you must see them both.

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Fungi up for discussion

If it is not an Amanita then what else might it be? Regards

Hugh

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Armillaria or Honey Fungus

Thanks, the habitat is a better match for this genus - the feared Honey Fungus. Kind regards

Hugh