Amanita Mold Hypomyces hyalinus (Schweinitz) Tulasne & C. Tulasne  

Description:

Fruiting body: Chalky white/gray/yellowish/pink/pale orange; may distort infected species to columnar or club shape. Beug, Bessette, and Bessette (2014) state, "...reddish-staining specimens are most likely Amanita rubescens" (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

Infects various Amanita species distorting all parts (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Amanita Mold parasiting Amanita fruiting bodies in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amanita Mold parasitizing an Amanita fruiting body (cap and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Amanita Mold parasitizing an Amanita fruiting body (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Highly distorted remnants of Amanita fruiting bodies parasitized by Amanita Mold in Howard Co., Maryland (10/14/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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