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Armillariella mellea

Honey Mushroom

Family Tricholomataceae


Potentially Edible
Yellow-brown cap with erect black hair-like scales over center, sticky. discolored whitish gills and stalk with white to cream ring.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-10 cm (1-4") wide. Oval becoming convex to nearly flat. Sticky to dry. Yellow to rust-brown, often with black hairs over center.

Gills: Attached or slightly descending stalk, nearly distant, narrow. White to yellowish or reddish.

 

Cap (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Cap

Gills, Stalk and Veils (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Gills, Stalk and Veils



Stalk: 5-15 cm (2-6") long and 0.5-1 cm (1/4-3/4") thick. Fibrous, whitish to rust-brown. Stuffed or hollow.

Veils: Partial veil leaving membranous ring on upper stalk.

Spore print: White.

 

Habitat and Range

Clustered at bases and near stumps of trees and open areas. Throughout North America.

Season

August or September- November.

 

 

Young Mushtoom  (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Young Mushroom

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