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mushroom foraging guide Honey Fungus

Names

Common: Honey Fungus, Boot-lace Fungus

Latin: Armillaria mellea

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Reportedly causes stomach upsets in some people. Only pick very young specimens.

Season

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Description

Cap: 3-12cm Convex then flattened. Honey coloured with small dark fibrous scales. The scales are more dense near the centre of the cap.

Gills: Slightly decurrent. Initially white, later yellow.

Stem: Yellowish with a thick cottony ring.

Spores: Cream

Flesh: White

Habitat: On roots and stumps of deciduous trees.

Frequency: Very Common