When: 2015-06-17

Collection location: Seven Tubs Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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These three mushrooms had me a bit perplexed for awhile. Then I noticed a white-coated one in the same spot/habitat that was clearly in the process of being colonized by a Hypomyces. None of the three mushrooms seen here exhibit classic X. affine macro-traits. But I believe they are all examples of X. affine, at different stages of Hypomyces infection. The smallest one developed a thicker white mold covering after I brought it home.

Non-staining context/pores.


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