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Hypomyces group

Ulladulla, NSW

Hypomyces group at Ulladulla, NSW - 26 Apr 2019
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Identification history

Hypomyces group 16 May 2019 Pam
Hypomyces group 16 May 2019 Pam
Unidentified 16 May 2019 Cate

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Significant sighting

Stewart noted:
18 May 2019

Two in one! First recorded in Shoalhaven

2 comments

Pam wrote:
   16 May 2019
What you have here Cate are two fungi! One macro and one micro. The macro one is a Boletellus species, that is the one that has the shape of a fungus with those very prominent pointy structures over the cap (pileus) surface, these are actually the original scales that are now mostly coated to form those sharp pale pointy bits. The micro one is coating the Boletellus with a smooth pale skin like growth. This is a species of Hypomyces, a parasitic fungus, which two families of fungi seem to be particularly susceptiable to. The Boletaceae family, to which your Boletellus belongs and the Russulaceae family to which Lactarius and Russula fungi belong. The Hypomyces will eventually coat the whole fungus. You may see this in various stages and colours from white, brown and bright yellow. Now I have to try and decide how I'm going to identify this as it's actually two records in one.
Cate wrote:
   16 May 2019
Wow that's fascinating thanks so much Pam

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 26 Apr 2019 10:16 AM Recorded on
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