Golden Hypomyces Hypomyces chrysospermus Tulasne & C. Tulasne  

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Golden Hypomyces is a fungal parasite that specializes on Boletus mushrooms. The species has three life stages, each of which develops on the host mushroom. "The first, is the white mold stage, the Verticillium mold that you see in the picture. It will eventually become a powdery, yellow, asexual stage and later, finally develop the reddish brown perithecia (sexual stage) that will completely disintegrate its host." (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

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Relies on Boletus mushrooms and closely related species.

There are 10 records in the project database.

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The second (sepedonium) stage of Golden Hypomyces on a Boletus species in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/17/2014). Found along a woodland road. Specimen collected and photographed via microscope (see below). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

The Bolete specialist Golden Hypomyces on Phylloporus rhodoxanthus in Cape May, New Jersey (6/27/2009). "The species has three life stages, each of which develops on the host mushroom. The first, is the white mold stage, the Verticillium mold that you see in the picture. It will eventually become a powdery, yellow, asexual stage and later, finally develop the reddish brown perithecia (sexual stage) that will completely disintegrate its host." Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

The aleuriospores (resting spores) of Golden Hypomyces, which compose the golden dusting of the second anamorphic stage. Collected along a woodland road in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/17/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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