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Armillaria mellea

Armillaria mellea
Photo Information
Copyright: Piotr Ziemlewski (piter76) (339)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-16
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Konica Minolta A2, 28-200mm built-in, KING CPL 49mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-27 4:57
Viewed: 7207
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This mashrooms called "Opienka Miodowa" (in polish of cours)- Armillaria mellea.
I dont know the english name of him, sorry :( Maybe someone of members know the name?

Anyway I know this mashrooms are very tasty, especially top of him.

Marco sugest so the mashrooms on the picture are Armillaria ostoyae. I`m not an expoert of the masrooms type and he could be right. Maybe someone else know what kind of mashroom is on this photo? :)
I`m so sorry if I`m wrong compare the picture with the mashrooms name on him :(



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Hi Piotr,
Great composition, light and amazing details.
They are called Honey mushrooms in english.
Good work and TFS - Shir.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-27 7:19]

What a nice family of mushroom that you have well captured ! Great colors, exposure and sharpness. Congratulations Piotr and thanks for sharing.

Hi Piotr,
good photo, congratulation, but, if you let me, I think this isn't Armillaria mellea (Vahl 1790) Kummer 1871, it don't resemble that specie in some macroscopical features.
Armillaria mellea (Vahl 1790) Kummer 1871 always has yellow colour on the ring (your specimens doesn't show that) and different decorations on the surface of the cap.
I think this is Armillaria ostoyae (Romagnesi 1970) Herink 1973, very common especially in mountain and very often confused with Armillaria mellea. Its main macroscopical feature is the brown edge of the white ring, like your photo shows; also the decoration on the cap are typical.
When did you find it, which altitude ?

Marco (Marco)

Alez cudne opienki !!!
Co tu duzo pisac...po prostu dobrze wypatrzone, a potem uchwycone. Nic tylko pozazdroscic :) kolorki i ostrosc - extra!
pozdrawiam serdecznie

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  • limba3 (28)
  • [2005-12-24 3:35]

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Bardzo starannie skadrowane i doskonałe jakościowo.

Hello Piotr,

That's a really nice photo, everything works: composition, exposure and focus are excellent. Wonderful image!

The mushrooms look very different than what we call Armillaria mellea here in the USA. I think we might be putting the name on 2 different things. Overall, the Armillarias are a difficult group to identify accurately, and the popular field guides often contradict each other.


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