Armillaria aotearoa Hood & Ramsfield

Found on dead beech wood. The caps are a pinkish brown colour with dark scales and are up to 60–70 mm in diameter.


Armillaria limonea (G.Stev.) Boesew.

Also known as the Honey Mushroom. It is often a creamy-yellow colour, but the colour can vary from whitish to yellow, to an orange-brown. It is easily recognisable with the little dark granules on the surface of the caps. Cap diam: up to 100 mm.

It is often found on fallen logs and old stumps during autumn and early winter, on both native and introduced trees.


Armillaria novae-zealandiae (G.Stev.) Herink

This can often be found in large masses on dead wood, not only of native trees but also pines planted where natives had once been.

When it first appears it can be in clusters of very small brown rough coated “buttons”. As it grows and matures it becomes lighter in colour and the squamules on the caps can completely disappear. It is smaller than A. limonea and in wet conditions the cap can appear viscid-glutinous. Cap diam: up to 75 mm.


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