Notes: Also called the lobster mushroom(common) this is one of my favorite fungi to cook with. Tons of gourmet restaurants will pay a pretty penny for these- just have to learn which russula the hypo are parasitizing. My favorite are the russula brevipes- or short stemmed white russula(these are much firmer and store in the fridge longer.
I have attached images of both the parasitized (lobster) and the russula host side by side.
Hypomyces lactifluorum (Schwein.) Tul. & C. Tul. on MyCoPortal
Hypomyces lactifluorum on MycoBank
More Observations (247)
Similar Observations (7)
List of species in Hypomyces (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul. (42)
Public Description (Default) [Edit]
Draft For Wild Mushrooms Of The Northeastern United States By Erlon (Private)
|User’s votes are weighted by their contribution to the site (log10 contribution). In addition, the user who created the observation gets an extra vote.|
|I’d Call It That||3.0||5.85||1||(Hendre17)|
sum(score * weight) /
(total weight + 1)
Created: 2011-01-17 19:39:38 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2011-01-17 19:40:30 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 49 times, last viewed: 2016-10-26 22:19:44 PDT (-0700)