Observation 74894: “Deuteromycota” R.T. Moore
When: 2011-08-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This blue mold was found on almost all specimens of Cantharellus formosus in the canopy here at Evergreen today. Never heard of a Hypomyces associated with Cantharellus before.

Temp: upper 70’s sunny.

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this is penicillium
By: Jonathan M
2014-03-13 22:33:02 CDT (-0400)
Check this article
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-26 10:35:48 CDT (-0400)

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/8840348

It offers a name for H. avenella for Agarics (none for Cantharellus)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757427/

Says that Trichoderma is the asexual state (anamorph) of Hypocrea!

Has definitely-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-08-29 18:19:40 CDT (-0400)

been hot lately- and dry to boot. What you described makes sense with these chanterelle’s(We harvested a bag full from this spot a few weeks ago and these were the ones we left behind that have not matured due to the dry, hot weather). The yellow C.formosus is actually a pretty nice background for this stuff- thanks for your continued help Darvin.

Common
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-29 15:57:52 CDT (-0400)

This is a common problem on the Pacific Coast with warm days. The chanterelles develop a blue mold and rot. It seems to disappear when the rains come in the fall. Dr. Largent has talked about it, but I have forgotten the name of the fungus.

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