When: 2013-08-17

Collection location: Hannagans Meadow, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: wbwarner

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left specimen = Cantharellus with Hypomyces? Collected from under spruce-aspen forest


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did this “Hypomyces”
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-03 11:56:56 EDT (-0400)

ever develop perithecia? Because I cannot see any of that pimpled texture in your photo here. Maybe it is just too young, or maybe it is a mold?

As to potential Hypomyces on chanterelles … I found a reference to H. odoratus in this fairly recent document, pg. 20:


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There were also references made to various Hypomyces sp. found on chanties from a paper in 1904, which included aurantius, transformans, lactifluorum and insignia, but no deeper details.

The exact ID of these western “roseocanus” is still being debated.

But what about the Hypomyces??
By: wbwarner
2017-04-03 00:57:41 EDT (-0400)

Thanks for the det. (though already knew that—we have very few spp. in AZ); the primary purpose of the post was the Hypomyces (apparently)—any ideas? this was the first time I had seen Hypomyces on a Cantharellus, though there was a report (confirmed by Chet Leathers) of Hypomyces lactifluorum infesting a chanterelle in AZ; presumably this is not based on the white color.

Arizona chanterelles
By: wbwarner
2014-10-05 13:10:51 EDT (-0400)

Our local version of “cibarius” (sensu lato) is smaller than those California giants, and most tend to be under 4" across. The Hypomyces infested specimen was about 4cm across the pileus when fresh. I collected the specimens and it is now at the University of AZ mycological herbarium if someone needs to see it.

sure looks like hypomyces.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-04 20:17:05 EDT (-0400)

how big were those chanterelles?