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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Physalacriaceae: Armillaria mellea (Vahl) P.Kumm.

Armillaria mellea – honey fungus

Synonyms: Agaricites melleus, Agaricus annularis, Agaricus annularius, Agaricus melleus, Agaricus sulphureus, Agaricus versicolor, Armillariella cerasi, Armillariella mellea, Armillariella nigritula, Armillariella olivacea, Armillariella puiggarii, Clitocybe mellea, Fungus versicolor, Geophila versicolor, Lepiota mellea, Omphalia mellea, Stropharia versicolor.

Common names: honey fungus, Boot-lace Fungus.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Armillaria mellea, commonly known as honey fungus, is a basidiomycete fungus in the genus Armillaria. It is a plant pathogen and part of a cryptic species complex of closely related and morphologically similar species. It causes Armillaria root rot in many plant species and produces mushrooms around the base of trees it has infected. The symptoms of infection appear in the crowns of infected trees as discoloured foliage, reduced growth, dieback of the branches and death. The mushrooms are edible but some people may be intolerant to them. This species is capable of producing light via bioluminescence in its mycelium.

Belarusian: Апенька восеньская, Catalan: Cama-sec de soca, Chinese: 蜜環菌, Croatian: Puza, Czech: Václavka obecná, Dutch: Echte honingzwam, Finnish: Keltamesisieni, Georgian: მანჭკვალა, German: Honiggelber Hallimasch, Hungarian: Gyűrűs tuskógomba, Japanese: ナラタケ, Kashubian: Gromadnik, Korean: 뽕나무버섯, Lithuanian: Paprastasis kelmutis, Nepali: मह च्याउ, Polish: Opieńka miodowa, Romanian: Ghebe cu inel, Russian: Опёнок осенний, Samogitian: Kelmotis, Serbian: Пуза, Slovak: Podpňovka obyčajná, Swedish: Honungsskivling, Ukrainian: Опеньок осінній справжній, Venetian: Ciodin, Walloon: Årmilire coleur di låme.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Honey mushrooms (<B>Armillaria mellea</B>) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-10.htm">November 10, 2018</A>
LinkHoney mushrooms (Armillaria mellea) on Kirby Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2018
Location on mapsKirby Nature Trail, Kountze, TX 77625, USA

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