Dark Honey Fungus Scientific name:Armillaria ostoyae (Romagn.) Herink 1973 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 10.12.2013: Armillariella ostoyae Romagn. 1970 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Fagus (Beech)d0d0d0d0d0
, Picea (Spruce)d1d1d1
Cap: 3,5-15 cm across, first convex to conical, later flattened with indented center, young, dark-brown fiber scaled on flesh-colored ground, but soon scaly, scales are dark brown and concentric arranged, dense in the center together, toward the edge more loosely, hygrophan, if wet reddish brown and without yellow tones, young margin is inrolled and with velum partial, later translucent serrated and brighter.
Hymenophore: first are lamellae white, later creamy, old reddish brown stained, narrow adnate and decurrent.
Spore print: whitish
Spore: subglobose, broad elliptic, with drops, 7-9,1 x 5,5-6,9 μm
Stem: 6-15 x 0,5-2 cm, cylindrical, little flat, with white ring, underside of ring is dark brown to blackish and with scales, surface over the ring is white and longitudinal veined, under the ring white and to the base more brownish or brown blackish, longitudinal fibered and partially with black brownish scales, fragile, young full, old hollow.
Flesh: white, later flesh colored, odor like fungi, taste mild.
Habitat: on stumps, trunks or roots, is saprophytic and parasitic, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: conditionally edible if cooked