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What is the latin/proper name of this mushroom???

Posted by decogrl 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 6, 09 at 20:36

These are growing in mountains of Pennsylvania. There they are called stumpies. The black stuff in the picture is a rock..these grow in coal country and almost everyone has once of these rocks attached. I have eaten these all of my life and want to know what is the scientific name for them.

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RE: What is the latin/proper name of this mushroom???

I'm thinking it's Armillaria mellea, what we call the Honey Mushroom here in the Puget Sound region. Very tasty! The species is quite variable in appearance, but a couple of things I always look for are: 1) Pull, cut or otherwise split the stem end-to-end. Inside it looks soft & cottony. 2) Tiny darkish bumps or scales on the cap, darker towards the center. 3) Almost always found in groups of some kind often in cespitose clumps
(See: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/jblincow/Images/armillaria_mellea.jpg)

The link below is to a bazillion more pics of A.mellea.

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RE: What is the latin/proper name of this mushroom???

Are you in Schuylkill County by chance? I've eaten "stumpies" in Frackville, PA a few time!


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RE: What is the latin/proper name of this mushroom???

I found these in Irish Valley Northumberland County. We get special permission to go on this land.


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RE: What is the latin/proper name of this mushroom???

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 24, 09 at 1:17

Doubt they're Armillaria because those mushrooms grow from wood not black rocks.


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