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- (mycology) A parasitic mushroom of the genus Armillaria that lives on trees and shrubs.
- 1893, Hermann Heinrich von Fürst, The Protection of Woodlands Against Dangers Arising from Organic and Inorganic Causes, page 75:
- The common edible Mushroom or Honey-fungus (Agaricus melleus) is also a very common, and in many places a very dangerous, parasite in young crops of conifers, whic, however, also occurs extensively as a saprophyte on dead stools and roots of old trees, especially of Beeches.
- 2000, Science and Cultivation of Edible Fungi, volume 2, page 545:
- Zhu ling grows on honey fungi (Armelliaria mellea) rhizomorph for nutrients, leading to a unique cultivation process (Huang 1993, Yao & Huang 1993).
- 2012, Ruth Binney, The Gardener's Wise Words and Country Ways, page 160:
- Honey fungus (Armillaria mellea) is most obvious when, in autumn, clumps of honey-coloured, pale-stemmed toadstools appear at the base of a tree.
mushroom of the genus Armillaria
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