Armillaria gallica (Bulbous Honey Fungus)
Family
Physalacriaceae
Location
Europe, North America and Asia
Dimensions
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 5-12 cm tall * 0.5-1.0 cm thick
Edibility
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Description
Armillaria gallica, also known as the Bulbous Honey Fungus, is a small to medium-sized agaric distinguished by its often bulbous or swollen stem base. It typically grows on the ground or near the bases of hardwoods.

Cap initially convex with inrolled margins, then becoming broadly convex or nearly flat. The colour ranges from ochre-brown to red-brown, usually somewhat darker near the centre. Fine brown scales with darker tips cover the cap surfaces. The cap flesh is white and firm. Gills run down the stem or nearly so, closely spaced with frequent short gills. They are whitish, with a tendency to discolour pinkish to brownish. Stem typically club-shaped, often with a swollen base. It is finely lined near the apex and may have a yellow ring zone or occasionally a flimsy white ring with a yellow edge. Above the level of the ring, the stem is pale orange to brown, while below it is whitish or pale pink, becoming greyish-brown at the base. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal and smooth, measuring 7-8.5 x 5-6┬Ám. They are amyloid.

Armillaria gallica on the First Nature Web site.
Armillaria gallica on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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