Observation 10134: Hypomyces luteovirens (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul.

When: 2008-08-28

Collection location: near Bluestone Reservoir, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

This was on a dirt road in the middle of the forrest there where severa Russula species that the hypomyces had attacked. This perticular Russula was acrid to the taste.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:30 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Bluestone Resevor Summers Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Bluestone Reservoir, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA

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This perticular specied atacked a russula that was very acidic.

Proposed Names

81% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: very yellow on the underside of a russula sp.
Used references: David Aurora Mushroom dymystifyed. Mushrooxepert.com
Based on microscopic features: Spores are spindle shape 5 microns

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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So Cool!
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-09-01 00:40:56 PDT (-0700)

I have never seen a luteovirens collection like this before… up in the pacific northwest I don’t think it grows on any red (or otherwise brightly colored) species! so cool!

Look at the gill edge!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-08-31 21:50:46 PDT (-0700)

Wrinkled/crenulate, like a woman’s ruffled skirt hem! The white contrasts nicely with the red of the cap, and the greenish-yellow of the Hypomyces on the gills. Truly a one-of-a-kind photo!

nice color contrast with that red cap.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-29 10:20:48 PDT (-0700)

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