Observation 144417: Hypomyces (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul.

When: 2013-09-01

Collection location: Fircrest Campus, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: color listed as brown to yellow brown on Boletales
Used references: Kuo, M. (2004, November). Suillus pictus. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/suillus_pictus.html

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Excellent idea, Tim!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-07 16:45:50 PDT (-0700)

Hope you find them. Try to get some micros from it, too.

Cool, thanks fellas.
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2013-09-07 15:49:28 PDT (-0700)

I’m going back up there today.

I never
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2013-09-06 19:25:45 PDT (-0700)

I never saw this happen before. Love the photo where the caps could not expand. Im going to add this to my favorites so I can go back and research this more later this fall when I get a chance to be home

By searching on-line
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-06 18:01:06 PDT (-0700)

I’ve found several photos which look similar to yours, on Suillus luteus. Some are from Russia, others from Europe, at least one from Scandinavia. None names the mummifying factor. I’m afraid I’m stymied.

Any other input?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2013-09-06 16:12:22 PDT (-0700)


Thanks, I’ll go voucher one later if possible
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2013-09-04 09:46:19 PDT (-0700)


Almost certain not H. chrysospermus.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-03 10:49:26 PDT (-0700)

Not as certain Hypomyces, either. You are correct that many Hypomyces grow on Boletes, Rhizopogons (related to Suillus), and other fungi. But this does not look like those.

Having said that, not really sure what it is, though. A little too buff for Hypomyces. Unable to find any buff parasites on Suillus luteus, so unable to give a good idea.

Very interesting observation, though. Possible species novum? Needs voucher collection.

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