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synonyms: Csoportos tuskógomba, csupros tuskógomba, Ringless Honey Fungus
Armillariella tabescens Mushroom
Ref No: 7078
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Armillaria tabescens (Scop. ex Fr.) Emel syn. Clitocybe tabescens (Scop. ex Fr.) Bres. Famigliola senza anello, Ringless Honey Fungus, Csoportos (csupros) tuskógomba. Cap 4–8cm across, convex then expanded and irregular, ochre brown with darker cottony scales. Stem 50–80×8–12mm, tapering towards the base, pale ochre-brown, without a ring. Flesh whitish. Taste astringent, smell strong. Gills whitish soon becoming pinkish brown. Spore print pale cream. Spores 8–10 x 5–7µ. Habitat in clusters on stumps or roots especially of oak. Season late summer to early autumn. Rare –readily distinguished from A. mellea by the absence of the ring. Edible with caution only when well cooked. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Betty Feher (United States) - 28 September 2016

I have about 6 of these clusters in my yard in NE Ohio. I have a dog so I need to know if they are poisonous and I should remove them or if I should just let them be.
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Jason Hanson (United States) - 23 October 2014

Discovered behind my apartment in Paris, TX.
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Clare Averill (United States) - 08 September 2013

Same street in Cleveland, but less mature with a concave cap. (I have a lot more photos if you would like)
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Lyubomir Radoev (Bulgaria) - 14 July 2013

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Andrew Block (United States) - 11 December 2012

Taken at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., on 30 September 2012. The were growing under some big trees out in the grass amongst the headstones.
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dead yank (United States) - 25 September 2011

This Armillaria tabescens was growing after a few days of rain in Northern Virginia near a red maple stump. Picture was taken about 11:00am Sept 24th, 2011.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 22 June 2011

Vegetate the area surem Zaplanje. Mushroom in the image found in the village of Han Gadžin (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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John Lloyd (United Kingdom) - 18 January 2010

Photo taken 07/09/2005 Messery - France
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Branislav Uzelac (Yugoslavia) - 17 March 2009

photo by Ljubimir Ljushtina from Serbia
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 February 2009

Hungarian name, Csoportos tuskogomba, Csupros tuskogomba
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