- (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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