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Armillaria mellea?

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: Steve_VSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSteve_V’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Armillaria mellea 1
Armillaria mellea 2
Armillaria mellea 3

Very puzzled by this one. I was sure it was Honey Fungus, but now doubts have been sown after a discussion about a fly sitting on one of the caps. Lepiota has been mentioned, but this is emerging from dead wood, not soil, which I thought was required for Lepiota. This is on a dead willow I think, but the same species is nearby on birch and holly stumps. Bootlace structures everywhere around, but not sure this emerges from them. Ideas?


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Certainly the 'bootlaces'

Certainly the 'bootlaces' sound like Armillaria species and photos but there are a few of them.
A.mellea is quite variable in appearance

The more I know the more I realise I don't know