Definition of honey fungus in English:

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honey fungus

(also honey mushroom)


A widespread parasitic fungus that produces clumps of honey-coloured toadstools at the base of trees. The black string-like hyphae invade a tree, causing decay or death and spreading out to other trees.
  • Armillaria mellea, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes.
Example sentences
  • These are highly esteemed, including the ink caps and honey fungus.
  • They are a pest in the eyes of most foresters, but many, such as the honey mushroom are edible.
  • The trees are being replaced by another species, hornbeam, because it was feared that the honey fungus disease that has killed the mature specimens would also attack young chestnut trees.

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