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- n. Any of the genus Armillaria of parasitic fungi; a honey fungus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of white-spored agarics having the gills decurrent and the stipe furnished with an annulus.
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- n. genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible; some cause root rot
But as the roots are very spreading it is important to stir the soil well but slightly and avoid deep plowing, for it is well known that through accidental injury to the roots the various "armillaria" enter the trees to develop the "pourridié" or "pus disease", or "circle disease".
A circle of mushrooms ringing the base of your oak tree may be armillaria, a "honey" fungus that is "the harbinger of death for your oak tree," says LeeAnn
MSU for armillaria root rot research Marissa Cumbers (Last updated: