Rhizomorphs of honey mushroom (Armillaria)

Some photographs of Armillaria (honey mushroom) underneath the bark of a dead tree. The rhizomorphs look like plant roots but they are filled with hyphae, which sometimes emerge in a more classical mycelial fan. If you find these in your backyard, look for bioluminescence on a cloudy, moonless night. Just give your eyes about 20 minutes to acclimate.

 Colin Purrington Photography: Fungi &emdash; Honey mushroom (Armillaria sp.) rhizomorphs

 Colin Purrington Photography: Fungi &emdash; Honey mushroom (Armillaria sp.) rhizomorphs

Colin Purrington Photography: Fungi &emdash; Honey mushroom (Armillaria sp.) rhizomorphs

Colin Purrington Photography: Fungi &emdash; Honey mushroom (Armillaria sp.) rhizomorphs

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