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(Plants) any of various fungi of the genus Armillaria, which are white-spored and cause wood rot. Many species are parasitic.
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Noun1.armillaria - genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juiceArmillaria - genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Tricholomataceae, Tricholomataceae - a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
shoestring fungus - any of several fungi of the genus Armillaria that form brown stringy rhizomorphs and cause destructive rot of the roots of some trees such as apples or maples
Armillaria caligata, booted armillaria - fungus with a brown cap and white gills and a membranous ring halfway up the stalk
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They've entered the room, each carrying a basket, a sectioned tray, a cloth shopping bag and some paper bags which contain Armillarias and other types of mushrooms that are far from the plastic wrapped Buttons and Shiitakes found in the local supermarket.
But to nine people inside a classroom at the Advanced Technology Center at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke on a recent Friday night, it's an Armillaria. But they just don't know its name or its characteristics, they also know where to find it, how to prepare it in a meal and that it tastes pretty darn good.
There are seven different types of Armillarias, the one with which gardeners are most familiar throwing up clusters of yellowish-orange mushrooms around the base of dead trees and shrubs in late summer and autumn.