Observation 144309: Hypomyces chrysospermus Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2013-08-31
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is a fungus on a fungus on a fungus.
This is a Sclerodrma being attacked by Psudobolets paraciticus being attacke by a
hypermyces sp. I did not do any scope work but most likely this is H. chrysospermus.

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57% (1)
Recognized by sight
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing on Pseudoboletus parasiticus, which in turn is growing off of Scleroderma citrinum. This is the only Pseudoboletus which grows on any Scleroderma. H. c. attacks only Boletus, Psuedoboletus, Rhizopogons, Xerocomus, and related fungi.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Far more common on Xerocomoid boletes than H. chrysospermus. But have to scope to tell them apart.

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Kuo also have it
By: Jonathan M
2013-09-01 05:09:53 PDT (-0700)

but not as nice as this one!


By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-31 21:26:25 PDT (-0700)

this was possible. But this is the ONLY photo I’ve seen to document this relationship.

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