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

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.”

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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.

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!!

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