Observation 113896: Tapinella atrotomentosa (Batsch) Šutara

When: 2012-10-19

Collection location: Fort Flagler, Jefferson Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: parasitized by Hypomyces chrysospermus

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By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2012-10-20 04:30:33 CDT (-0400)

Yeah I have, i guess i was talking about more mold than anything, ive got myself some mycotoxicosis going on, so im negative towards anything with a fruiting body thats smaller than 2mm

You haven’t tried Hypomyces lactifluorum?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-10-20 02:53:09 CDT (-0400)

Missing some good eats. Try to make sure there is Russula brevipes fruiting nearby.

By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2012-10-20 02:06:36 CDT (-0400)

There were more Tapinella atrotomentosas that were not so far away, I should have put two and two together, interesting stuff guy, im going to have to do some research on parasitic fungi, as I only know about how sick they can make you haha.

H. chrysospermus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-10-19 21:20:09 CDT (-0400)

also common on several hypogeous fungi, especially Rhizopogons, which are often hypogeous relatives of Suillus (with a few Boletes thrown in for good measure).

But I’ve also found it growing on Hymenogaster, which is a hypogeous Cortinariaceae, according to Field Guide to North American Truffles.

Someone told me chrysospermus should mean something like “golden spored”. Oddly it starts out as white, though while still embalming it’s host. I didn’t know it also attacks Tapinella. I think that’s my quota for new knowledge today.

The link
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-10-19 20:13:27 CDT (-0400)

talks about the bolete mould also attacking T. atrotomentosa. Perhaps there are others that also parasitize Tapinella…

I agree with Tapinella atrotomentosa
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-10-19 20:06:55 CDT (-0400)

But the mold doesn’t look like Hypomyces chrysospermus to me, and that species parasitizes boletes. My guess is that fungus that makes mushrooms look like they have a big white beard, can’t remember the name at the moment.

Here’s a link :)
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-10-19 20:04:27 CDT (-0400)
I was going for the mushroom however,
By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2012-10-19 19:10:39 CDT (-0400)

Now im curious about the parasite.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-10-19 19:01:18 CDT (-0400)

like a parasitized/rotting Lactarius. which did you intend to be the focus of this ob?

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