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When: 2013-07-14

Collection location: Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jay (Tuber magnatum)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: something heavily parasitized. maybe Polyporus

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By: Jay (Tuber magnatum)
2013-10-15 10:50:17 PDT (-0700)

Thanks, Terri… That was one of the sites I already checked out but I will for sure check into the links on that page.. … I am totally blown away by the whole idea of lobster mushrooms…. and Hypomyces… mind blown!!!!!
Thanks again

Take a look at
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-10-15 09:36:54 PDT (-0700)

Kuo, M. (2003, January). Hypomyces lactifluorum: The lobster mushroom. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: for more info on H. lactifluorum. Also, there is a USDA website that covers many Hypomyces species. They are fascinating.


Lobster Mushrooms
By: Jay (Tuber magnatum)
2013-10-14 23:40:35 PDT (-0700)

Hi, could someone please explain Lobster Mushrooms to me… from what I found the Hypomyces is a parasitic fungi, that grows on different species turning them red… into what is known as lobster mushrooms
can any species with in the genus Lactarius or Russula become lobster mushrooms?
when Hypomyces attacks species outside of the two previously mentioned genus do they also turn red?
Dose the Hypomyces turn the mushrooms red then white, or white then red?
are there poisonous mushrooms that are colonized by the Hypomyces, and stay poisonous after being attacked by the hypomyces that look like lobster mushrooms?

Hey Terri
By: Jay (Tuber magnatum)
2013-10-14 19:42:37 PDT (-0700)

Actually a friend took the pic, and asked me if I could find out.. any guesses (genus and species)…?

Hi Jay
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-10-14 19:25:53 PDT (-0700)

any photos of underside? Looks like FB is on wood, hardwood or conifer?