I need verification on a couple of finds. I think wild enoki and a type of honey mushroom.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:26 PM
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:07 AM
Here is a little of the backstory: TN, Cumberland valley. Just had our first hard freeze followed by a few days of warmer weather and rain. They were both found on dead hardwood. Both have a very white spore print. The honeys have the hairs on the cap and gills connected to the stem. The enoki has smooth slimy cap with non attached gills. Heres a few more pics. I was a couple of days late on the enoki. There were a couple of huge clusters that had started to whither away.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:54 PM
Thanks Wharfrat, I will give that a try.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:08 PM
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:10 PM
If they were growing from the base of a tree, from dead wood or near it, Armillaria is likely...
Galernia is your biggest concern as a look alike for the honeys and with a white spore print they certainly aren’t galernia...
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:10 PM
They actually do have the partial veil and ring, though the ring is very wispy and faint. The youngest ones I found the first day were almost completely closed. By day two, after another rain, almost all of them had opened up even the small ones. The ring is very wispy and not very structured and mostly disappears once opened. I have found and printed some Galerina in the area so I feel comfortable that they are not them. I will post another picture of them with the veils attached.
Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:19 PM
Here is a couple with the veil attached. Once opened it becomes pretty wispy to non existent on most of the stems. I thought they looked a little stubby myself. That was one of the reasons I was questioning them. Everything I have read says that they are a multi species group with a high degree of variance, which is one of the reasons I haven't eliminated them.
Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:35 PM
Were they growing in clusters? Were they growing from wood?
I still think the stems look thicker and denser than the similar looking Armillaria I find around here....
Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:39 PM
A google search has some thicker stemmed specimens...
If they were growing from wood and were growing in clusters, have a white spore print, and a ring from the veil remnant... i would feel pretty confident that they are Armillaria sp
Don't let my assessment be your final word, but if you decide that you know what they are and are going to eat them.... Only eat the caps... The stem of Armillaria is not all that appealing....
Rule of thumb... if you think you know what it is, don't eat it... If you know what it is, eat away....
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:14 AM
Yea, they were growing around an old tree stump. A lot of clusters of 3 and 4. But not like the enoki clusters of 20+.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:21 AM
Turns out they must have been honey's or I'd be dead now. LOL.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:34 AM
Oh yeah, did i mention i say some stupid shit late at night. I hadnt ate any of them yet, got them dried out waiting on the final verdict.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:49 AM
I think what I found is Armillaria Gallica. Here are some more pics from this morning. The Honey's in their natural habitat. Some more enoki and some oysters.