Observation 9114: Hypomyces chrysospermum
When: 2003-10-20
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Displayed at the 2003 Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show, held at the World Forestry Center, Portland, OR. Specimens with OMS tags have herbarium number. I have personally collected this species several times in Clackamas, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties, Oregon.

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Recognized by sight: This ubiquitous Hypomyces is not that frequently seen, ironically because it usually fruits on the Boletus-like hypogeous family Rhizopogon. It is also found above ground growing on Boletus species, such as in the case, where the coloration starts to mummify the mushrooms as a white shroud (Sepedomium stage), which eventually becomes golden as the parasite begins sporulating.
Used references: Identified by Dr. Lorelei Norvell

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