Observation 134190: Hypomyces (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2013-05-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I am loading this file as a matter of “General Interest”, in the fact that the fungi was not in the usual state of decay when returning back to the habitat.
This brightly “yellow” coloured Fungi caught my eye from quite a distance. On investigation I found it was, (I suppose in a state of decay.) Close by was another Fungi that did not show this Yellow Powder and appeared to be mature and I would imagine the same species. The Yellow powder was dust like, and covered most of the fungi. It was easily dislodged and adhered to whatever it came in contact with. The fungi when lifted had no weight at all. What I did notice was that the fungi was harbouring Fungi Gnat Larvae which can be seen in the first image. The second fungi I have included in following images as a posssible comparison to what the “yellow” fungi looked like originally. I cannot say I have seen this effect as total as it is here. The larvae may have commenced some chemical action/reaction, within the fungi, to cause this feature to exhibit. It may be a common result of Gnat/Larvae infestation?.

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Ian,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-05-22 02:10:09 PDT (-0700)

what we have here is a Bolete (most probably another Fistulinella or a Tylopilus) infested with Hypomyces (Sepedonium) chrysospermus or a close relative of this common mould on Boletales.

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