No Common Name Hypomyces boletiphagus Rogerson & Samuels    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Sordariomycetes   >   Order Hypocreales   >   Family Hypocreaceae   >   Genus Hypomyces   

Description:

Fruiting body: White and cottony covering host. Produces conidia; becomes pale yellow, then yellow-brown and powdery; buff/brown perithecia form a bumpy texture. KOH (potassium hydroxide) turns surface yellow to red to black; similar-appearing H. chlorinigenus does not react to KOH (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

Infects Boletaceae, growing over surface and eventually distorting all parts (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Hypomyces boletiphagus parasitizing the fuiting body of a bolete in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

The infected stalk and pore surface of a bolete parasitized by Hypomyces boletiphagus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hypomyces boletiphagus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hypomyces boletiphagus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Hypomyces boletiphagus conidia (asexual spores) collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Oval, smooth, hyaline; measured 8.2-11.9 X 3.8-6.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Hypomyces boletiphagus in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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