This blue mold was found on almost all specimens of Cantharellus formosus in the canopy here at Evergreen today. Never heard of a Hypomyces associated with Cantharellus before.

Temp: upper 70’s sunny.


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this is penicillium
By: Jonathan M
2014-03-13 21:33:02 CDT (-0500)
Check this article
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-26 09:35:48 CDT (-0500)

It offers a name for H. avenella for Agarics (none for Cantharellus)

Says that Trichoderma is the asexual state (anamorph) of Hypocrea!

Has definitely-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-08-29 17:19:40 CDT (-0500)

been hot lately- and dry to boot. What you described makes sense with these chanterelle’s(We harvested a bag full from this spot a few weeks ago and these were the ones we left behind that have not matured due to the dry, hot weather). The yellow C.formosus is actually a pretty nice background for this stuff- thanks for your continued help Darvin.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-08-29 14:57:52 CDT (-0500)

This is a common problem on the Pacific Coast with warm days. The chanterelles develop a blue mold and rot. It seems to disappear when the rains come in the fall. Dr. Largent has talked about it, but I have forgotten the name of the fungus.

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