Observation 50765: Boletinellus merulioides (Schwein.) Murrill
When: 2010-08-18
No herbarium specimen

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Walt is right
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-12-12 18:25:44 CST (-0600)

Yes Walt, mycelium could have migrated away from the food source and produced fruit bodies at some distance from aphids attached to the roots of living trees.

MycoWalt showed me a case of fruit bodies detached from a food source when we went for a hike last summer.
Crepidotus fruiting from a rock: http://mushroomobserver.org/49007

Where it fruits
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-12-12 17:12:12 CST (-0600)

in this instance does not indicate what it is consuming.

Sorry I missed this Andy
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-12-12 16:31:04 CST (-0600)

Yes, oh course you can use the image. Anyone may use the image under the creative commons 3.0 license.

In the top image you can see that the mushroom was growing directly from wood, as a chunk of wood is attached to its base. There are little black things embedded in the wood. Some have said that the black things at the base of Ash Boletes are aphids encased in sclerotia.

The mushroom in the first and third photos was growing from dead wood. The others were growing directly from the base of a living tree. Hence, it does not seem possible that these mushrooms are feeding on the honeydew of aphids.

Can I use this?
By: Andy (enderwilson)
2010-11-24 18:30:43 CST (-0600)

This first image is a nice example of Boletinellus. Would it be OK for me to borrow this for a publication? Of course I would give you appropriate credit for the photo.

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