Observation 31060: Asterophora lycoperdoides (Bull.) Ditmar

When: 2008-10-26

Collection location: Forest 44 Conservation Area, Saint Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Notes:
Comment by Michael Kuo on Mushroomexpert.com:

“Asterophora lycoperdoides is unique in having a cap that soon becomes powdery, and gills that are poorly formed or almost absent.”

Species Lists

Images

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
That might work
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-12-29 19:35:18 -05 (-0500)

But be aware the parasitism is going on underground and the Asterophora is using the Russula fruiting as a place to fruit.

so does it?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-12-29 18:55:36 -05 (-0500)

have to be a blushing Russula?

.
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-29 18:36:17 -05 (-0500)

Take something like a small paint brush and cover the bristles with the powdery spores, then go find some blushing Russula victims and dust them with the spores.

What?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-12-29 18:23:19 -05 (-0500)

do you mean dust some more Russula…..

Re: .
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-12-29 15:43:08 -05 (-0500)

Great idea … I pulled this out of my older photos, will try that next time I find some.

.
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-29 15:16:28 -05 (-0500)

Cool… I would collect the fruiting bodies and dust some more Russula with the spores to get more photos later!!

Created: 2009-12-29 15:01:17 -05 (-0500)
Last modified: 2009-12-29 15:01:17 -05 (-0500)
Viewed: 93 times, last viewed: 2019-02-11 18:17:04 -05 (-0500)
Show Log