Observation 106413: Hypomyces melanocarpus Rogerson & Mazzer

When: 2012-08-19

Collection location: Piseco, Hamilton Co, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Paula DeSanto (LongTooth)

Specimen available

Largest specimens ~ 6" across. Small interior chambers with broad irregular pores. Spores round, thick walled, colored, smooth and probably strongly dextrinoid (Meltzers exp. questionable). Approximately 18 microns. Collected on the ground in mixed hardwood forest with a scattering of hemlock nearby.

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if Jason takes a look
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 11:41:26 PDT (-0700)

he might be able to shed some light on a seldom-seen dual naming system that would allow both names to show up in the heading.

Paula – would you consider
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-06 11:29:35 PDT (-0700)

renaming this obs. Hypomyces melanocarpus on Tylopilus rubrobrunneus? The reason is purely personal.Hypomyces melanocarpus has but 2 other obs. of MO; Tylopilus rubrobrunneus has 45 other obs.

(Also, I kind of like your photos better.)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 10:34:24 PDT (-0700)

does the option to propose host and parasite and have both show up as the name of the observation still exist? if so, how does it work? it not, where has it gone?

Aborted form. Specimen attacked by Hypomyces melanocarpus
By: Paula DeSanto (LongTooth)
2012-09-06 08:37:38 PDT (-0700)
Can you slice through the base on one specimen?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-23 11:52:46 PDT (-0700)

Need to see what the interior chambers look like, plus if there is any latex present. Looks too large to be a Macowanites, but that would still be my first guess.

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