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Bolete Eater Mold

Hypomyces chrysospermus


Bolete infected with bolete eater mold. "The bolete eater infects boletes, initially with a thin whitish layer which then becomes golden and finally a reddish brown pimpled appearance. The bolete's flesh softens and is putrescent by the third stage."


This parasitic fungus renders its host inedible.

1 species ID suggestions

Bolete Eater
Hypomyces Chrysospermus Hypomyces chrysospermus

1 Comment

JenKnight 2 years ago

Wow! That is so cool, CorduneanuVlad - thanks for identifying that for me!

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.39, Long: -83.13

Spotted on Aug 3, 2016
Submitted on Aug 3, 2016

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